Have you ever gazed at the stars at night and wondered what they all are? Now's your chance to find out!
This event is ideal for amateur and first-time star gazers of all ages.
Join Peterborough Astronomical Society at Sacrewell Farm as they talk you through the constellations and stars that can be seen in the night sky above the Centre using laser pointers (weather permitting). There will be binoculars, a classic refractor, a Newtonian reflector, a Ritchery-Chretien reflector, a Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a Dobsonian reflector on show.
As well as having some fantastic equipment to show you (and let you try), our experts will be giving short talks in the Function Room throughout the night on the basics of astronomy. The talks will be - "Hubble Space Telescope: A Story of Triumph Over Adversity" by Phil Adams and "Winter Night Skies" by Keith Townsend. They will run every half an hour in the Function Room.
There will be information displays put up in the Activity Barn, which will be filled with interesting facts about the solar system and the International Space Station to name but two!
In the Stone Barn there will be a planetarium projector show, highlighting the wonders of the winter sky at night, looking at galaxies, nebulae and clusters.
The event costs £2 per person and will run from 5pm - 9pm to appeal to families and amateur astronomers alike.
Light refreshments and snacks (including delicious hot dogs) will be available from Origin8 Deli Cafes.