£6 – £9.50

Christmas Star Party - Lincolnshire

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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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We will be going in search of magnificent shooting stars from the year's best meteor shower - the Geminids. The shower peaks a few days before, but given clear conditions we should still see a few and lots more besides. The winter sky sparkles with star clusters and stunning constellations, not to mention satellites scuttling overhead. We'll have telescopes and binoculars at the ready and take you on a tour of the heavens. But we'll start with a colourful beginners' talk in the education barn to set the scene and answer some of those questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Want tips on buying and setting up telescopes? We'll try to help. This event is shorter than our fully fledged astronomy workshops (watch out for details of the next one), but it will give you a great introduction to the heavens. Event goes ahead in all weather.

Chambers Farm 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, 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. We’ll provide warming refeshments.

Your guide

Astronomer Richard Darn 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

FAQs

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

Adults and children over six years old.

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 week 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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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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