Astronomy Evening at Ham Hill Country - December
Have you ever found yourself gazing up at the night sky, wondering what mysteries are hiding in the depths of space? Maybe you have a telescope tucked away in a cupboard doing nothing?
The evening is led by experienced local astronomer, Adrian Dening and following an informative talk, we will venture outside to conduct our own adventure into the Cosmos.
The Moon will not be visible, so that gives us an un-polluted view of the Andromeda Galaxy 2.5 million light years away and the planets Jupiter and Saturn. Towards the end of the viewing session, the Great Orion Nebula will be appearing over the horizon.
Our “special guest” for the evening will be a large piece of the Campo del Cielo meteorite that crashed into Argentina over4000 years ago!
Warm clothing is recommended as we will be spending time outside. Please note that actual use of the telescopes will be dependent on there being clear skies that evening, but don't worry as we have a "Plan B" if the weather isn't co-operating
Booking essential - all children must be accompanied by an adult