Stars over Somerset at Ham Hill
A practical and informative astronomy evening for all ages.
Have you ever found yourself gazing up at the night sky, pondering why stars appear to move or wondering what other mysteries are hiding in the depths of space? Maybe you have considered astronomy as a hobby or even already have a telescope tucked away in a cupboard.
The evening is led by experienced local astronomer and lecturer, Adrian Dening, who records a weekly astronomy programme that is broadcast by Radio Ninesprings, Apple FM and BBC Somerset. Following an informative talk on general astronomy and observing tips, we will be venturing outside to conduct our own adventure into space.
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, Mars and the Pleiades cluster of stars will be appearing over the horizon.
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!
All children must be accompanied by an adult.