From humble beginnings and as a pre-season event, the annual SAS Starbeque event has now become the stuff of legend.
Held usually on last Saturday in August, but due to the site being used as Beowulf series filming location and the nearest new moon phase it’s the 12th September 2015, starting at 6:30 pm until very late, observing aftwerwards if weather is favourable.
This is our traditional celebration of the return of darker nights and, as in previous years, will take place at our other site at Derwent Resevoir located at Millshield dark sky site.
The event is free to attend (members & public) though you will need to supply your own barbeque goodies (for e,g, food, disposable barbies, etc), scopes, etc.
Travel Directions & Weather Conditions
Depending upon where you are travelling from there are a number of routes to the Millshields dark sky site.
For example, Washington Wetlands Centre to the Powhill dark sky site (based around Millshield car park & picnic area) it’s approximately 26 miles and takes approx. 45 minutes.
The following example route and avaialble directions shown through a selection of images (c/o Google Maps/Street view).