Held usually on last Saturday in August, but due to the nearest new moon phase.
- Date: Saturday 19th August 2017,
- Time: From 7 pm until very late, observing afterwards if weather is favorable.
- Venue: Will take place at at Derwent Reservoir located at our Millshield dark sky site.
This is our traditional celebration of the return of darker nights and, as in previous years,
The event is free to attend (members, invited guests & the public) though you will need to supply your own barbeque goodies (for e,g, food, disposable barbies, etc), scopes, etc.
Note: There is now a car parking charge of £1.50 for the night Millfields Car Park.
There is usually lots of scopes of all shapes and sizes, so if you are a prospective/new member that’s no problemo.
Bring disposable Barbeques or prepared meals, snacks, 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 availalble directions shown through a selection of images (c/o Google Maps/Street view).