Watching the skies at our Family Stargazing night…

We love this time of year. As the clocks go back and the nights draw in, it gives us more opportunities to look up and explore the wonders of the night sky! To celebrate the changing of the seasons, we held our first Family Stargazing Night of the year last Saturday.

The evening was a huge hit -the skies were clear, the weather was fine, and we welcomed over 200 families, all eager to get started in stargazing here at Jodrell Bank.

Our friends at Macclesfield Astronomical Society were on hand to help us navigate the stars with telescopes and binoculars. Meanwhile our engagement team put on a range of activities including a fantastic live science show, a host of drop-in hands-on crafts, and a series of planetarium sessions.

We’d like to say a big thank you to Macclesfield Astronomical Society who helped us put on such a great event. Watch out for more events like this listed here on our what’s on pages, and don’t forget to pop in and visit our Gift Shop for planispheres, telescopes and star guides -perfect for any budding young astronomer!

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Photography by Howard Barlow