External Visit: SAS visits Grindon Hall Christian School


About this event :

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Sunderland Astronomical Society are will visiting Northumberland Park).

  • Date: Tuesday 25th February 2020.
  • Time: from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
  • Entry: Free (Private Event for Grindon Hall Christian School (pupils, parents, staff) & SAS participants.

There will be access up to the observing site so no carrying heavy equipment AND our cars will be allowed to park nearby observing locations.

Address:

Grindon Hall Christian School
Pennywell Road,
Sunderland,
SR4 8PG

Estimated pupils parents, staff turnout approx. 150+ .

Format: An astronomy related talk, possible demos and observing dure & afterwards, if the weather is favorable.

We need 10 – 15+ scopes.

Help with SAS merchandise (if implemented)

We need as many SAS members astronomers & volunteers to participate as possible with & without telescopes to support this event.

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Powerful telescopes will be available to view:


  • The planets Venus, Uranus
  • The amazing Orion nebula, M42
  • Globular star clusters, Open Galaxy Clusters,  Double Clusters(NGC 869/884)
  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
  • The Seven sisters open star cluster (M45)
  • Plus many other wonders of the night sky.
  • Entry: Free.(Event For pupils and staff of the Grindon Hall Christian School only)
  • All SAS merchandise proceeds go directly to the SAS fundraising.
  • Contributions to Society fundraising nonetheless welcomed.

Information & Activities:


  • For pupils and staff of the Grindon Hall Christian School
  • Suitable for all ages.
  • Telescopes of all shapes and sizes
  • Supported by the North East’s largest astronomical society. 
  • Lots to see and do.
  • Interactive presentations with Q&A.
  • Expertise & advice from local SAS astronomers.
  • Astro related Videos, Slideshows and Demonstrations.
  • Bring suitable clothing for the weather.

Grindon Hall Christian School : Map - Directions

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Your host : Martin Kennedy

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