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Half term stargazing at Grizedale
Mon 24 October 2016, 19:30 – 22:30 BST
Come and experience an unforgettable night under the stars in Lake District!
We will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of heavenly objects for yourself. We will try and show some of the skies wonders such as the Orion Nebula, colourful double stars and distant galaxies through our powerful telescopes and binoculars. These are all operated by local astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!
We'll tell you more about our dark skies and show startling images and videos of the objects we hope to see when we go outside, weather permitting. But even if the weather does not co-operate we'll still have colourful talks, videos and hands on help with telescopes, together with friendly advice on how to get started in this wonderful hobby.
Wrap up warm - winter nights can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the lake district we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.
The event is held at Grizedale visitor centre, meeting in "The Yan" before going outside to see the stars.
OS Grid ref: SD331944
Parking: - cost included in the ticket.
Main Car Park is on a 'Pay on exit' camera based system. Please make sure to tell the organisers your car registration to avoid being charged for car parking.
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Grizedale Forest - Forestry Commission
Grizedale Forest Visitor Centre