Star Party

Peterborough Astronomical Society (PAS) are holding their biannual Star Party here at Sacrewell on Saturday 13th November. Don’t miss out and book your tickets online

We are very lucky to work with PAS who are incredibly passionate about the sky at night and will be on hand to talk to all those who attend-from beginners to experts. PAS bring along their telescopes and set them up in the field near the barn so that visitors can look at stars and constellations (weather permitting). They also create a planetarium-style talk and walk you through the sky at night, using apps and technology that is available to all and easy to use.

We want people to go away inspired by what they see and learn at the Star Party and try to make it as accessible as we can-whether it’s using an app to identify a star, a constellation or advice on how to buy your first telescope.

As a special guest this year the PAS will be joined by members of the Helpston Rocket Club who will showcase a selection of their model rockets. Come and visit their stand to discover their passion for rocketry and ask about joining them on one of their build-and-launch days!

Star Party Programme

Star Party Programme

Doors open at 5.30pm and the event finishes at 9.15pm (last entry at 8pm) with a programme of talks and displays throughout the evening.

Entry costs £6 per adult and children under 16 can visit for free. Hot drinks and snacks will be available to buy in the cafe.

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The talks for the Star Party are:

18:00 – 18:25: Who invented the Telescope – by Phil Adams.

18:35 – 18:55: Planetarium talk – what’s there to see in the sky now the nights are drawing in? – by John Scriven.

19:05 – 19:30: Counting down to 18 December: the hunt for the oldest objects in the Universe –  by Eric Siecker.

19:40 – 20:05: Who invented the Telescope – by Phil Adams.

20:15 – 20:35: Planetarium talk – what’s there to see in the sky now the nights are drawing in? – by John Scriven.

20:45 – 21:10: Counting down to 18 December: the hunt for the oldest objects in the Universe – by Eric Siecker

Whilst we will have plenty of seats throughout the evening, for safety reasons, numbers in each of the talk and planetarium presentations will be limited.  We would like to suggest that parents with older children should plan to attend the later presentations so that we can be fair to our younger visitors and give them priority in the earlier presentations.

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