The sky’s the limit – Star Gazing
Back by popular demand, Sacrewell is once again teaming up with Peterborough Astronomical Society (PAS) for their annual February Star Party.
Having hosted two successful parties in late winter in the last couple of years, the team are pleased to be offering free entry for children at the event on 27 February this year.
Marketing and Events Executive Megan Allen said: “Events such as the solar eclipse, meteor showers and the potential discovery of further planets are inspiring more parents and children to learn about astronomy as an extra-curricular activity.
“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 on the hard standing near the barn so that visitors can look at stars and constellations (weather permitting).
They also create a planetarium style display in the Stone Barn and walk you through the sky at night, using apps and technology that is available to all and easy to use.
Megan added: “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 or constellation, or to buy their first telescope.”
The event starts at 5.30pm and finishes at 9pm (last entry at 8pm) with a programme of talks and displays throughout the evening. Entry costs £5 per adult (cash only) and children under 16 can visit for free.