£6 – £9.50

Summer Star Party - Lincolnshire

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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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We are making an early start to the new observing season with this solar system session devoted to the moon, Jupiter and Venus. All these lovely targets will be in the night time sky above the stunning 900 acre woodland and we'll be using telescopes to reveal Jupiter's brightest moons and spy mountains and deep craters on the lunar surface. Meanwhile Venus - our nearest planetary neighbour - should be visible low in the west soon after sunset, whilst Mars rises in the east. As the night gets darker we'll also keep eyes peeled for any shooting stars from the annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks a few nights earlier. 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. Event goes ahead in all weather. You will even get the chance to handle four billion year old rocks from outer space!

Note: the sun sets at 8.30pm on this particular night.


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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Chambers Farm Wood

Market Rasen

LN8 5JR

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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