Stargazing evening – see Jupiter in the flesh!

11 January 2011 by Lisa

It seems that everyone is going stargazing crazy at the moment and as we’re passionate about the night sky, we’re joining in! Here’s one of our planetarium demonstrators, John Moran, to tell us about a special stargazing evening at the museum this week…

Woman with a telescope

Staff at the museum getting the telescopes ready!

To coincide with the BBC’s Stargazing Live, which runs from the 3-16 January, myself and the rest of the planetarium staff at World Museum will be hosting a stargazing night on Thursday 13 January from 4.30 to 6.30pm . We will be setting up a number of telescopes and binoculars on the fifth floor of the museum so our visitors can get a closer look at the night sky.  See the ‘gas giant’ Jupiter and its four main planet-sized moons and the craters of our own moon up close and in sharp focus. 

As well as stargazing we will have extra planetarium shows to give you a heads up on what you can see in the winter night sky right now. There will be craft activities and games for our younger visitors and of course our planetarium staff will be on hand to answer any of your questions about all things astronomical. 
So if you’ve got a few hours to spare on Thursday, come along for an out of this world experience!

  1. Cyran Dorman says:

    Sounds fantastic, fingers crossed for clear skies, is pre-booking required?

  2. Lisa says:

    Hi Cyran, there is no need to book so you can just drop in and take part. We’re hoping for clear skies, but if we end up having trouble with the weather there will be lots of other cool things to do!

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