BBC Stargazing LIVE 2016
Update 16/1/16 2.45pm: The current forecast is for high percentage cloud. We will be on site at Great Notley just in case, but viewing may well be limited so please be aware before travelling that there may not be much to see. If the skies do not clear within the first hour we are likely to pack up early. Abberton Reservoir stargazing is cancelled.
As part of our regular programme of public stargazing events, the NEAS will be holding an event to coincide with this year’s BBC Stargazing LIVE.
On Saturday 16th January, we will be at Great Notley Country Park from 6–9pm (weather permitting) where we will have telescopes set up for you to observe the Moon and other objects of interest in the night sky. We can teach you about the constellations and how to recognise them, and answer any questions you may have about astronomy or telescopes.
The event is free (site parking fee applies), and is suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). We can be found somewhere in the vicinity of the main building.
Viewing will be subject to clear weather. In the event of rain, the event will be cancelled. If cloudy or part clear, please follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds for information as to whether the event will go ahead, or call the park on 01376 347134.
For details of how to get to the park, please see the information on the StarGazing page
We are also holding a concurrent event at Abberton Reservoir, but pre-booking is essential for this. For more information, go to the Essex Wildlife Trust website and search the What’s On listing.