December 2012 Stargazing Night

This Saturday evening (15th December), we be at the Great Notley Country Park in Braintree for our final stargazing night of the year.

Our Society members will be there from 6pm to 9pm, with a range of telescopes set up for you to look through.

If the skies are clear you’ll be able to observe the planet Jupiter and its moons through our telescopes. There may also be the chance to see the crescent Moon, and we’ll try to find some deep-sky objects (like the Orion Nebula) as well as pointing out the different constellations.

We’ll also try to answer any astronomy questions you might have. And if you own a telescope and need some assistance setting it up, feel free to bring it along and we’ll try to help you.

Everyone is welcome to come along and view through our telescopes, and it’s suitable for all the family. The night is free of charge, although there may be a site car parking fee (please ignore the notices regarding the car park usual closing time). Details of how to find the site are on our Stargazing page here.

We will be set up behind the Discovery Centre building (seen in the below photo), so just follow the path round to find us.

Image by David Warrington

Please be aware that we are dependent on clear weather. If it is cloudy you obviously may not get to see anything! And if it’s raining we will likely call off the event – so please use common sense before setting out. We will still have a couple of members on site in case you have any questions.

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Posted on 10 December, 2012, in Astronomy News, Popular Science, Society News, Stargazing and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on December 2012 Stargazing Night.

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