The sixth annual Stargazing live event at the Long Eaton School takes place on January the 24th 2018 from 6pm until 9pm. Admission is free of charge and offers fun for all the family. We are very pleased to welcome Dr Helen Mason of Cambridge University as this years guest speaker. Helen is a solar astronomer who also works on the NASA SOHO mission which studies the Sun from space.
On offer as always will be a variety of exhibits to look at, experiments and demonstrations, astronaut training and a mobile planetarium. No matter what the weather may do on the night there is a chance to see some stars in the fabulous 5m inflatable star dome from Astrosphere.*
If the weather allows there will be a range of telescopes pointing skywards for visitors to look through and the observatory will be open for visitors to have a tour even if cloudy. The observatory is one of only three to be housed in a school in the UK and boasts a range of cutting edge instruments.
Refreshments will also be available for a small charge.
*places in the planetarium are restricted and strictly first come first served.