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Astronomy by the Lake

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Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

Walley Court Road

Chew Stoke

Bristol

BS40 8XN

United Kingdom

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Experience the wonders of the night sky from the shores of Chew Valley Lake. Join experts from the Bristol Astronomical Society for an introduction to the world of astronomy, including the opportunity to look through a range of telescopes if the sky is clear.

The evening will start with a short talk on gravitational waves, one of the new frontiers of astronomy research. If the skies are clear, we'll then venture outside to look through a range of telescopes, under the guidance of the Society's astronomers. Things you might see include the distant Andromeda galaxy, the beautiful Pleiades star cluster and the mighty Orion nebula.

If the weather is cloudy, there will be further short talks in the comfort of the Sailing Club. One will be an introduction to stargazing, while the other will focus on exoplanets - strange new worlds orbiting distant stars. And there'll be plenty of telescopes to look at and people to ask about astronomy.

The event is family friendly and is suitable for anyone with an interest in learning about astronomy, though we suggest that the talks may be more suitable for those aged 12 and up. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. The event will finish at 9pm.

Please wear several layers of very warm clothing. If you bring a torch, please ensure that the lens is covered with red plastic film to preserve your night vision. You may bring binoculars, but not a telescope since that is not covered by our public liability insurance. And sorry, but dogs are not permitted on the site.

The site beside the lake is very suitable for observing, offering largely unobstructed views of a dark sky. The Clubhouse has toilets (including for the disabled) and a lift to the first floor. However, we are sorry that most of the telescopes are not suitable for use by wheelchair users, due to the location of the eyepieces.

Entry is by advance-purchase ticket only. All tickets cost £5 plus Eventbrite fees. No tickets will be available on the evening.

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Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club

Walley Court Road

Chew Stoke

Bristol

BS40 8XN

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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