Tonight’s event promises to be a spectacular evening of celebration and socially distanced astronomy.
On arrival, your health and safety is of primary concern, and a comprehensive system in place to ensure that you have a wonderful, and safe, time. Attendee numbers have been specifically reduced to keep you safe.
The event will begin with a personal welcome from experienced astronomer, Gary Fildes.
After the welcome, Gary and the team will escort you into a new state of the art classroom, which has a cosy feel, and high definition (HD) projection system. Gary will take you on a whistle stop tour of the Universe. Following this, you will split into groups and, weather depending, start observing the sky, with an array of telescopes and cameras.
Have you ever looked up at the night time sky and wondered why you can’t see anything other than stars?
Or have you ever looked up at the night sky and wondered how far it is to the stars that you can see?
Do you want to know what a star is, or how a telescope works, or even where it all came from?
If your answered yes to any of these questions, then you have came to the right place – Grassholme Observatory’s introduction evenings will cover all things astronomy!
Bring the kids, bring your granny, this will appeal to everyone. Tonight, it’s off to the telescopes for the chance to observe the sky, through some seriously powerful pieces of equipment, using cameras to take pictures of what you see, as you gaze at the stars overhead.
After the observing ends, it’s back inside for a hot drink and a chat, before you head off home!
For more information please visit Grassholme Observatory's website.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£20.00 per ticket type|
|For 65+ and 1-16 years or Blue Badge Holder||£16.00 per ticket type|
|Season (26 Nov 2021 - 29 Dec 2021)|
* You should arrive at Grassholme no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session.
This event will run on the following evenings in 2021 at 20:00
December, 8th, 29th