Public Stargazing at Great Notley in March

CO74780_01 stars LOUISE SMITHUpdate 28/3/15: Forecast is for largely cloudy sky with clear patches. We will still be on site, but viewing opportunities may be limited and we may not stay for the full 3 hours if we’re struggling with cloud. Please be aware of this before setting out. Sunset will be at 6.30pm so there will be little to see at first, although we may get solar telescopes out to view the Sun at first if clear enough.

On the evening of Saturday 28th March, we will be at the Great Notley Country Park in Braintree for another of our public stargazing nights.

From 6pm to 9pm, NEAS will be at the park with a selection of telescopes set up for you to look through.

If the skies are clear you’ll be able to observe the planet Jupiter and some deep-sky objects and we will be happy to answer any questions you might have, and give advice about how to start out with astronomy.

Everyone is welcome to come along and view through our telescopes. The night is free of charge. Please park in the site’s public car park (there may be a site car parking fee) which 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 follow the walkway round to find us. Please try to keep torches pointed toward the ground (to preserve people’s dark adaption).

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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