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The Event: A night with the stars

Dates: 23 Sep 17

Location: Churchinford Village Hall Taunton Road, Churchinford, Somerset TA3 7RG

SOLD OUT

Please note that this event has now sold out. We're at absolute capacity so only people with confirmed bookings will be admitted.

If you are booked to come along, don't forget to bring a torch and, please remember, if you’re bringing children, they must be supervised at all times

Families with children: 6.15pm – 8.10pm

Adults and teenagers: 7.45pm – 9.30pm

 

An evening of astronomical adventure! Step inside Space Odyssey’s mobile planetarium for a breath-taking immersive experience with local astronomer Simon Ould

Join ESERO-UK Space Ambassador Jo Richardson from Space Detectives to learn about Tim Peake’s mission and life on board the International Space Station.

There’ll be interactive space-related activities, an exhibition of astro-photography, a chance to look through a real astronomical telescope or even travel to virtual-reality space!

Last but by no means least, we’ll step outside to appreciate the wonderful night sky we can see in the Blackdown Hills AONB, thanks to low levels of light pollution.

Churchinford Village Hall, Taunton Road, Churchinford, Somerset, TA3 7RG

Adults: £6; Children £4 (under 18) – payable by cheque before the event

To book, email: blackdownhills@devon.gov.uk or call 01823 680 681

Cheques, made payable to Devon County Council, to be sent to Blackdown Hills AONB, St Ivel House, Station Road, Hemyock, Devon, EX15 3SJ.

 

 

Families with Children

6.15pm – 8.10pm

For the first part of the evening we will be inside the village hall, but we’ll be taking a short walk for some star-gazing later, so please have warm clothing with you and bring a torch.

This session is suitable for children up to 12 years old, along with their parents (all children must be supervised).

Participants will be split into two groups (allocated on arrival):

Group A

6.15pm – 6.55pm: Set off on a breath-taking immersive experience in Space Odyssey’s mobile planetarium, with local astronomer Simon Ould.

7pm – 7.40pm: Join ESERO-UK Space Ambassador Jo Richardson from Space Detectives to learn about Tim Peake’s mission and life on board on the International Space Station. Take part in interactive space-related activities, you can even travel to virtual-reality space!

7.45pm – 8.10pm: The two groups will head outside into the darkness to appreciate the wonderful night sky we can see in the Blackdown Hills AONB, thanks to low levels of light pollution.

Group B

6.15pm – 6.55pm: Blast off the evening with ESERO-UK Space Ambassador Jo Richardson from Space Detectives, and learn about Tim Peake’s mission and life on board the International Space Station. Take part in interactive space-related activities, you can even travel to virtual-reality space!

7pm – 7.40pm: Step inside Space Odyssey’s mobile planetarium for a breath-taking immersive experience with local astronomer Simon Ould.

7.45pm – 8.10pm: The two groups will head outside into the darkness to appreciate the wonderful night sky we can see in the Blackdown Hills AONB, thanks to low levels of light pollution.

 

Adults and teenagers

7.45pm – 9.30pm

Teenagers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For the first part of the evening we will be inside the village hall, but we’ll be taking a short walk for some star-gazing later, so please have warm clothing with you and bring a torch.

7.45pm – 8.10pm: Learn about Tim Peake’s mission and life on board the International Space Station. See exhibition of award-winning astro-photography.

8.15pm – 8.55pm: Step inside Space Odyssey’s mobile planetarium for a breath-taking immersive experience with local astronomer Simon Ould.

9pm – 9.30pm: Head outside into the darkness to appreciate the wonderful night sky we can see in the Blackdown Hills AONB, thanks to low levels of light pollution. There’ll be an opportunity to look at the stars through an astronomical telescope.

 

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