Stargazing Night in March

UPDATE: 31/03/11 @6pm – The weather is currently very cloudy, please be aware that if you do come along there may no telescope observing.

This month’s Stargazing night is coming up on Saturday 31st March. We hold them at the Great Notley Discovery Centre & Country Park in Braintree.  From about 6pm onwards, we’ll have a range of telescopes set up for you to look through.

If the skies are clear you’ll be able to observe the half Moon, the planets Jupiter, Mars and Venus, as well as more distant “deep sky” objects like the Orion Nebula.

If you own a telescope and you need some assistance setting it up, feel free to bring it along and we’ll try to help you.

Everyone is welcome, so please come along. The night is free of charge, although there may be a site parking fee. Details of how to find the site are on our Stargazing page here.

(Although, please be aware that we are dependent on clear weather – if it’s cloudy, we obviously won’t be able to see much! We will try to have one or two members on site in case you have any questions.)

For further how-to guides about the night sky, try visiting the BBC Stargazing page here:


Posted on 30 March, 2012, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Society News, Stargazing and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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