Jupiter Nights is part of our annual two night astronomical extravaganza, which also coincides with the Stargazing Live shows on BBC2, and that also promotes the BBC’s local astronomy events on the “Things To Do” website.
Held on Friday & Saturday, 10th & 11th January, from 6:30 pm at our Cygnus Observatory and inside WWT Washington Wetlands Centre.
- Suitable for all ages.
- Lots of telescopes of all shapes and sizes
- Interactive presentations & workshops with Q&A on:
- Introduction to Astronomy, Graham Darke/Roy Alexander, Sunderland Astronomical Society;
- Comets, Meteors and the Rosetta mission, Dave Newton, Sunderland Astronomical Society, (Fri, 10th only);
- Your First Telescope, Dr Juergen Schmoll, Durham/Darlington & Cleveland Astronomical Society (Sat, 11th only);
- Moon Landings, Natalie Lowes, Sunderland Astronomical Society.
- Expertise and advice from local astronomers.
- Videos and Demonstrations.
- BBC Stargazing Live 2014 calendars available.
- Astro-related Craft area for children.
- Cafe refreshments available to buy.
- Bring suitable clothing for weather conditions.