San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy the show of the Leonid meteor shower in the dark skies of the Forest of Bowland! We will be your guides along an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, showing you how to find all sorts of objects for yourself. There will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through but we will also help you see the spectacle of the meteor shower with just your own eyes. Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12 years and over.
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
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Robert Ince is a well-known amateur astronomer and professional scientist. He was the resident astronomer and manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory (SDSO) in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park (GFDSP).
Robert is working with the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Forestry Commission and local wildlife trusts to develop astronomy tourism, provide astronomy outreach events and to increase light pollution awareness in the North of England.
Robert also wrote a weekly column in the Scottish national newspaper the Daily Record and has had articles and astronomical images published in amateur astronomical magazines.
Robert is the lead astronomer, part of a wider group of amateur astronomers known as the "Starmakers"