Winterfest Stargazing at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Winterfest Stargazing at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Tuesday 3rd January 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:30pm

Brockholes Nature Reserve
Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

Come and Join us stargazing  in the crisp winter air at Brockholes. Our local astronomers will have telescopes on hand to show you the wonders of the night sky and perhaps even see a few shooting stars –  The Quadrantids meteor shower is an above average shower, with up to 40 meteors per hour at its peak.

We will also have a first quarter moon in the sky which will set shortly after midnight leaving fairly dark skies for what could be a good meteor show.

The event will go ahead cloudy or clear, if the weather doesn’t play along, we will be inside talking about astronomy, showing fascinating images and films while there will be telescopes and meteorites to wonder at. Please book early – places are limited.

This event is only suitable for children aged 8+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.

The ticket price includes free parking and hot drinks and biscuits.

Come dressed for the weather wearing warm clothing and sturdy footwear.

Meet on the floating Visitor Village ready for a 8.00pm start we should be finished around 10.30pm

Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/01/2017


Event organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Book via Brockholes or via Robert Ince

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Brockholes Nature Reserve, Brockholes Nature reserve, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 0AG, North West

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