Stargazing in the Park - Saturday 24 March

We are hosting a FREE Stargazing in the Park event to mark the 50th anniversary of the South West Herts Astronomical Society.

Published: Tuesday, 6th March 2018

Space rocks will be among the rare exhibits displayed in the Cassiobury Park Hub from 7.30pm to 9.30pm during the event on Saturday 24 March. A replica of British astronaut Tim Peake’s Sokul space suit, on loan by the UK Space Agency, will be displayed, as will the Astronomical Society’s real meteorite samples.

Peer through telescopes and explore the wonders of our night sky during this unique experience as the season changes from winter into spring. Space engineer Ian Stotesbury and other astronomical experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions. Ian has been involved in the manufacture, test and launch of a number of spacecraft for both public and private sector customers.

Deputy Mayor of Watford, Cllr Peter Taylor, said: "I'm really looking forward to going to this event with my family. It is great that we will have experts from South West Herts Astronomical Society in Cassiobury Park to show us the wonders of our solar system. I'm sure that it will be a fascinating evening – and it's free too!"

There will be children’s activities from Watford Community Housing and also refreshments at the Stargazing in the Park events.

Unfortunately, two previous Stargazing events - scheduled for Saturday 17 March and Sunday 18 March - had to be cancelled due to the unseasonable weather. Check the South West Herts Astronomical Society on Facebook before setting off on Saturday 24 March to make sure that the evening's Stargazing event is still going ahead.

See all of our latest free and low-cost events in Cassiobury Park, and learn more about the South West Herts Astronomical Society.

Cassiobury Park in the dark

 

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