About this event :
- Date: Saturday 31st August 2019,
- 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 a preseason event starter.
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 available directions shown through a selection of images (c/o Google Maps/Street view).
Your host : Martin Kennedy