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.
For an evening full of assorted treats in the night sky, join our local astronomers in observing the wonders of the universe.
Powerful telescopes will be available to unveil the Moon, the giant planet Jupiter and its four largest moons; the amazing stellar nursery called the Orion Nebula; a gorgeous collection of star clusters including “The Seven Sisters” and “The Beehive;” plus many other wonders of the Universe.
Free Entry. No tickets required.
Also as advertised on the BBC “Things To Do” website.
- 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.
Submitted on behalf of Dave Newton, Founder member, Sunderland Astronomical Society.
John Lynch has asked me to send out a short email to say a big Thank You! to everyone who helped make the two Jupiter Nights at Washington WWT a great success. We estimate there were around 160 guests on Friday night and over 500 – yes, *over 500* – on Saturday night!
That’s a fantastic achievement, so well done to everyone for coping with such huge numbers of public and making both nights brilliant events for everyone who came.
And for those who still have some energy left, there’s the usual workshop meeting tonight from 7pm!
Thanks, everyone, for making it such a great Society.
Founder member, Sunderland Astronomical Society