Astronomy for Absolute Beginners
The basics for a night's stargazing; finding your way around the stars, apps to use & things to hunt for.
Date & Time
|Date||Tuesday 4th June, 2019|
|Time||9:30pm to 11:00pm|
Newbie Stargazers from 10 to 100 years old will enjoy this experience
If all you bring is yourself and a thirst for knowledge then you'll have fun, all equipment is provided.
|A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.|
Visit Battlesteads Observatory and enjoy an introduction to stargazing under the twinkling stars of Northumberland on the edge of the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.
Astronomy for Absolute Beginners is specifically aimed at helping newcomers to stargazing find their way around the cosmos. Our expert team will explain how to prepare for a night of astronomy, covering things like clothing, equipment & technology. At the conclusion of the evening, you'll be able to guide yourself around some of the more easily recognisable features of the night sky; Easily recognisable constellations, features of the moon, how to spot the planets, and other things such as aurorae, star clusters and the Andromeda Galaxy - easily seen from the Battlesteads Observatory with the naked eye.
During the winter months the observatory warm room is kept cosy and with hot drinks available; this simply is the best and most comfortable way to be introduced to the dark starry skies of Northumberland.
As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so observing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but you'll be pleased to know that all events go ahead in any weather conditions.
Event Specific Information
June events are a bit shorter than normal, and benefit from a discount but on a clear night the event can go on for longer at the discretion of the lead astronomer on the night.
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