£6.50 – £10

Geminids Winter Star Party - Lincolnshire

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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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We are staging our winter star party to coincide with the lovely Geminid meteor shower - the best of the year. We'll be keeping our fingers' crossed to see shooting stars burning up. This is the most reliable shower of its kind and we will be out under the wood's dark skies just a day after its peak. Early on the moon is also well placed and we'll turn our telescopes to view its deep craters and high mountains and we'll even encourage you to take a picture with your smartphone. Together with a tour of the lovely winter constellations it will be a night to remember. But we'll start with a colourful talk to set the scene in the warm education barn and also enjoy warm refreshments and mince pies.


Chambers Farm Wood

The night sky above the beauty spot is very dark on moonless nights, 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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