Come and join a group of guests at a carefully chosen location for an unforgettable stargazing night, enjoying dark skies away from light pollution with an expert star guide to lead you along the Milky Way!
What to expect
The session will start with an introduction to the dark skies, explaining why they need protecting, including a slideshow of what you can hope to see before the main event – stargazing and an incredible journey through the northern hemisphere constellations and along the milky way. After you’ve used advanced telescopes and binoculars to see into the soul of the universe, feel free to ask questions so you can go home full of knowledge about life, the universe and everything!
Your guide for your stargazing session will be well-known scientist and amateur astronomer Robert Ince or one of his trained and experienced stargazing colleagues.
He’s picked out his favourite stargazing locations in accessible Nature Reserves, Forestry Commission visitor centres and similar sites all across the UK, all selected for their dark skies and warm inside spaces so you can be comfortable as you gaze up into the heavens through the evening hours.
Once the stargazing starts you’ll be using your naked eyes, advanced telescopes and binoculars to see stars, constellations, galaxies and more, all with your expert guiding you through and answering all of your burning astronomy questions.
The experience will go ahead whether cloudy or clear, if the weather does not allow external stargazing, the experience will continue inside the warm meeting room, with telescopes, videos and interesting talks
Minimum age: 10 (under 18s need to be accompanied by a paying adult)