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Family Star Gazing Night (15th January 2018)

Family Star Gazing Night

Shropshire Council Outdoor Partnerships Team are delighted to be welcoming renowned photographer of the night sky, Peter Williamson, to Severn Valley Country Park for a magical evening of star gazing in the clear skies of the Severn Valley.

Peter is the BBC Radio Shropshire Astronomy Correspondent. The evening will begin with Peter giving a slide show of his amazing images of the night sky (example attached). He will also show people the different constellations that are visible during the winter months.

 

Other members of Shropshire Astronomy Group will also be present with a number of telescopes. Weather permitting, there will be opportunity to take a look at the stars and planets overhead with expert supervision. The Visitor Centre at Severn Valley Country Park benefits from panoramic views over the Severn Valley and dark skies (see attached photo of Visitor Centre).

 

The event is suitable for all ages (including children over 8). Adults £8, Children under 16 £6, Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £25. Included in the ticket price is soup and a roll. Members of the Shropshire Great Outdoors Membership scheme get a 10% discount.

 

To book a place, please call the park on 01746 781192 or email edward.andrews@shropshire.gov.uk