*Cancelled due to weather conditions*
Stargazing at Michelham Priory
To coincide with the BBC’s ‘Stargazing Live’ programme, Michelham Priory will be holding its own Stargazing evening with the help of the Eastbourne Astronomical Society.
What can we expect to see at our Stargazing evening? Well, the attention-grabbers in the sky will be the Moon, which will be at first quarter – the ideal time for seeing lunar features – mountains, craters etc.; also the planet Jupiter and its largest moons will be very prominent. An interesting event that will occur that evening will be a ‘shadow transit’, where one of its moons passes in front of Jupiter, casting a visible shadow. There will also be popular ‘deep sky’ objects such as the Orion Nebula and the Andromeda galaxy to see.
Telescopes on the barn terrace
Static display in the barn
Café open for refreshments
Adults £2.50, Children free