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Beginners' Astronomy Workshop - Lincolnshire

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Education Barn

Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

United Kingdom

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PLEASE NOTE: This event is now full - but we are staging another stargazing session in December to coincide with the Geminids meteor shower. Bookings and information at https://yuletidestarslincs.eventbrite.co.uk

Do you love the night sky? But do you also feel a bit lost in space? Want to learn how to use a telescope, or take a simple picture of the night sky? Then we have an event just for you. We are running a 3 hour stargazing workshop aimed at beginners. We'll show you how to identify the constellations and brighter stars and locate amazing objects. Feel free to bring along your own telescopes and cameras, but we'll have a wide range of equipment for you to use. Weather permitting we’ll also stage a star party taking you on a tour of the dark sky above Chambers Farm Wood using powerful scopes. Want to find a distant galaxy? We'll show you how! The cost is £16 per person including refreshments and we’ll be happy to answer follow up questions. Suitable for adults and young people over 12. Wrap up warm.

Chambers Farms Wood

The night sky above the 900 acre beauty spot is very dark, with the full range of wonders on show, including the Milky Way, sparkling star clusters and distant galaxies. It is probably the best Forestry Commission site in the East Midlands for stargazing. The education barn is a wonderful warm and comfortable venue for this event.

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Your guides for the evening will be astronomers Richard Darn and Dave Williams. Richard was part of the team that achieved designation of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and helped launch Kielder Observatory. He began outreach astronomy in Chambers Farm Wood in 2001 and advises national parks on dark sky conservation. He has appeared on BBC Sky at Night and Stargazing Live and has regular BBC radio slots. For more visit https://darkskiesuk.org

Dave is a renowned astro-photographer with a gift for helping beginners capture their own image of the night sky. One of his pictures won the prestigious top prize at the International Astronomy Show and he's currently working with a simple camera on a tripod to produce amazing widefield views of the heavens. He is a regular speaker at novice stargazing events.

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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Adults and over 12 year olds.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Ample free parking at the venue.

What can I bring into the event?

Optionally bring binoculars and telescopes, but in any event wrap up warm.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Drop me an email on richard@richarddarn.com or call 0775 367 0038.

What's the refund policy?

Fully refundable up to one month before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Ideally, but you can also download tickets to your mobiles and that will suffice.

Disabled access?

Yes.



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Education Barn

Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 30 days before event

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