Cancelled - Stargazing Live (Public Stargazing Event)

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Do you fancy an evenings stargazing?

** Sorry we have had to cancel the Saturday event as well. we were hoping the  glorious sunshine would continue into this EVENING, but UNFORTUNATELY forecast clouds have rolled in and rain is FOREcASTED for later. We will try and re-arrange the event in the near future.**

We are delighted to inform you that we have re-scheduled our public Star Gazing Live event to the 1st and 2nd April after its initial postponement due to bad weather in late January.

These events follow the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV series that was broadcast in January, were Astronomy societies across the country teamed up to provide the general public with the opportunity to look at the night sky through high powered astronomy telescopes. 

The event is at the same location as our Cosmic Kidz event, Woodrow House Nr Amersham, but on the field next to the observatory.

The event will run from 8pm until 10pm on both days, and is open to all members of the public.  Children are very welcome at this event, but obviously the younger ones will need to be supervised by an adult.

Subject to the cloud conditions on the night, visitors will be able to look at a variety of objects including treasures within the constellation of Orion through the large Celestron Telescope situated within our observatory.  In addition we will have a variety of other telescopes and binoculars trained on a host of interesting objects, each hosted by a society member eager to share the wonders of the night sky with you.

There will be experts on hand to answer questions about all aspects of astronomy including the equipment involved and tips on how to get started, so this is a great chance to get a taste for astronomy in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The event will take place on the field next to our Observatory, at Woodrow House Nr Amersham.  For more details about how to find the venue please click the link below;

http://www.wycombeastro.org/location.html

On arrival at Woodrow House please look out for the Car Park Marshalls who will direct you to a car parking space.

Wycombe Astronomical Society is a not for profits organisation so there is no fixed charge for this event, we would however like to request a minimum donation to the society of £2 per adult to help us cover the costs.

We hope to see you there, but in the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

events@wycombeastro.org

**Event cancelled. Registration form removed **

Postponed - Stargazing Live Event - 22nd and 23rd January 2016

WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED DUE TO POOR OBSERVING CONDITIONS (WEATHER AND EXPECTED GROUND ISSUES ON SITE) - THIS EFFECTS BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY EVENING. WE ARE VERY DISAPPOINTED BUT WILL ADVISE AS SOON AS NEW DATES HAVE BEEN FIXED.

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Do you fancy an evenings stargazing?

We are delighted to be hosting a Stargazing Live Event on the evenings of 22nd and 23rd of January 2016.

Following the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV series broadcast from the 12th January, Astronomy societies across the country team up to provide the general public with  the opportunity to look at the night sky through high powered astronomy telescopes.

The event will run from 8pm until 10pm on both days, and is open to all members of the public.  Children are very welcome at this event, but obviously the younger ones will need to be supervised by an adult.

Subject to the cloud conditions on the night, visitors will be able to look at a variety of objects including treasures within the constellation of Orion through the large Celestron Telescope situated within our observatory.  In addition we will have a variety of other telescopes and binoculars trained on a host of interesting objects, each hosted by a society member eager to share the wonders of the night sky with you.

There will be experts on hand to answer questions about all aspects of astronomy including the equipment involved and tips on how to get started, so this is a great chance to get a taste for astronomy in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The event will take place on the field next to our Observatory, at Woodrow House Nr Amersham.  For more details about how to find the venue please click the link below;

http://www.wycombeastro.org/location.html

On arrival at Woodrow House please look out for the Car Park Marshalls who will direct you to a car parking space.

Wycombe Astronomical Society is a not for profits organisation so there is no fixed charge for this event, we would however like to request a minimum donation to the society of £2 per adult to help us cover the costs.

We hope to see you there, but in the meantime if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

events@wycombeastro.org

Cosmic Kidz – Junior Astronomy and Science Event

On Saturday 5th December 2015 at Woodrow House near Amersham, we shall be joining forces with; the Tring Astronomy Centre, The Space Studio at Banbury and Sirius Astronomy to bring you a fantastic Junior Astronomy and Science Event that we are calling Cosmic Kidz!

Starting at 2pm this exciting event will feature Astronomy and Science related displays, talks, workshops and demonstrations aimed at children (5 -16 years old) and families interested in finding out more about Astronomy and space exploration.  See Fun and Exciting Activities on this page for more details.

There will be friendly advice on hand from members of our society, The Tring Astronomy Centre, The Space Studio at Banbury, Sirius Astronomy and more.

Entry will cost no more than a £2 donation per person and there will also be chances to win a computerised telescope! 

If you are interested in attending or participating in this event as an individual or an organisation then please register your interest by filling in the form below:

Your Name *
Your Name
Please tell us who you are.
Provide us will a number we can call you on.
Please tell us how old the kids are so we can ensure the event is suitable for them.
Enter any questions or comments you have and we will get back to you a.s.a.p.
 

Fun and exciting activities

Event entry fee - £2 donation per person

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In the Sports Hall

* Planetarium shows - 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 4.30pm

* Making comet demonstrations - 2pm and 5pm

* Space Suit Talk - 3pm to 4pm
See a  real Russian Sokol Space Suit just like the one Tim Peake will wear on his journey to the ISS on 15th December!  

* Telescope equipment displays - 2pm and 5pm

*Microscope Viewing - 2pm to 5pm


Outside (Subject to weather conditions)

On the green next to the Observatory

* Solar viewing  - 2pm to 4pm

* An evening’s stargazing -6pm to late
Through a selection of high powered specialist astronomical telescopes after nightfall.

Outside Observatory

* Observatory tour - 2pm to 4pm


COMPETITIONS AND PRIZES

PRIZE RAFFLE - TICKETS £2 EACH OR 3 FOR £5

* 1st Prize - Celestron Nexstar 4SE (SRP £539)
* 2nd Prize - Astronomy Binoculars (SRP £99)
* 3rd Prize - £50 voucher to spend at Tring Astronomy Centre

Children's Quiz Draw - free entry

* 1st Prize - Celestron Powerseeker 80AZ (SRP £145)
* 2nd Prize - Astronauts Handbook
* 3rd Prize - 3D Bugs

Draws will take place at the end of the event


How to get here

The event will take inside the Sports Hall and next to our Observatory at Woodrow House.

Click here for detailed directions.