Fri, 03 Sept | MereSandsWood

(SOLD OUT) Mere Sands wood stargazing

Come and experience an unforgettable stargazing night under the stars in our wonderful Nature Reserve! 
as the event is SOLD OUT
(SOLD OUT)  Mere Sands wood stargazing

Time & Location

03 Sept, 21:00 – 23:00
MereSandsWood, Holmeswood Rd, Rufford, Ormskirk L40 1TG, UK

About the Event

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 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 how we need to protect 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 - stargazing even in September can be cold, bring binoculars if you have them and also a torch. Don't forget a hat....

This event is only suitable for children aged 10+ who are able to sit and listen to a speaker.

Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but, when away from light pollution, we could count 2,000 at any one time!

Please book early - places are limited and only available in advance.

The event is held at Mere Sands Wood visitor centre, meeting in the classroom before going outside to see the stars.The visitor centre has literature, toilets and a small shop selling gifts, hot and cold drinks and confectionery. The site is run by The Lancashire Wildlife Trust, who are a local wildlife charity, working to protect wildlife and nature for the future.

OS Grid ref: SD 447 157

 Parking: - cost included in the ticket. 

Main Car Park is on a 'Pay on exit' camera based system. Please remember to give the organisers your car registration to avoid being charged for car parking.

COVID

  • We are continuing to collect contact details for all those aged 16+ taking part in the event, so that you can be contacted if needed, by the NHS Test and Trace programme. Your details will be held securely under GDPR for up to 21 days.
  • Test & Trace contact details for those aged 16+ will be taken on the day by our Events Team or via the NHS Covid-19 app.
  • We have designed this event based on the current government guidance available at the time of publishing.  Government guidance is subject to change.  If we are unable to run this event due to a change in the guidance we will contact you by email and make arrangements to transfer or refund your booking.
  • Any changes to government guidance may impact on how we deliver this event. If we need to make any changes, we will contact you by email with an update.
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  • Sold Out
    Voucher registration -2 places
    £0
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  • Sold Out
    Adult stargazing
    £15
    +£0.38 Service fee
    £15
    +£0.38 Service fee
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  • Sold Out
    Family ticket
    £45
    +£1.13 Service fee
    £45
    +£1.13 Service fee
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