May 2013 Stargazing Evening

IMG_2258Our next public stargazing evening takes place this Saturday 18th May, from 6pm until 9pm.

NEAS astronomers will be at the Great Notley Country Park in Braintree with a range of telescopes set up for you to look through.

As the sun now sets quite late, we may be able to some solar observing before turning out attention to the night sky and the first quarter Moon high in the southern sky.

As always our volunteers will try to answer any questions you might have, and give advice about how to start out with astronomy.

This is our last stargazing evening until the Autumn. Over the summer months, we will run midday solar observing sessions.

Everyone is welcome to come along and view through our telescopes. Attendance is free of charge. Please park in the site’s public car park (there may be a site car parking fee) which is just a short walk away and will remain open until 9pm. Details of how to find the site are on our Stargazing page here.

We will be set up behind the Discovery Centre building, so just following the walkway round to find us.

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 really 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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