March Stargazing at Great Notley
After a disastrous run of weather-related cancellations this season, we are ever hopeful that on Saturday 4th March we will be able to host the next in our series of public stargazing nights at Great Notley Country Park. From 6.00–9.00pm we will have telescopes set up and you will be able to view the Moon, stars, nebulae, galaxies and any visible planets. 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). There is no need to book: just turn up any time from 6.00pm. We can be found somewhere in the vicinity of the main building, near the Sky Ropes.
Our stargazing sessions are suitable for all ages (children must be accompanied by an adult). The ground underfoot can be quite muddy after rain, so please bring appropriate footwear, and wrap up warm – never underestimate how cold it can get standing around, especially in winter.
If it is raining, the event will be cancelled. If cloudy, viewing may be limited, and we may choose to cancel if we think there is no chance it will clear. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the latest updates on the event, or call the park on 01376 347134. If the weather looks changeable we will usually make the decision by 3pm.
Details of how to get to the park can be found on our Stargazing page.