Stargazing in Somerset

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Date: Wednesday 20th May Time: 7pm for 7.30pm Price: £20 per person

Includes a 2-course supper  (perhaps stargazy pie or pie in the sky) followed by a brief talk and then outside to watch the stars under the expert guidance  of astronomer Roger O’ Brien

Are you fascinated by the night sky and wish you knew more about it?  Now is your chance to learn from an experienced astronomer.

We are lucky here on the Quantocks to have very little light pollution so that we can usually see the stars clearly.

On May 20th, with sunset around 21.00 we can expect to see:

• The Moon will be rather low in the west and a dramatic thin new crescent.  Above it, Venus, which will be visible before sunset and very bright after itAbove that and to the left (south) will be Jupiter and all four big moons should be on show. • Above that and to the left (south) will be Jupiter and all four big moons should be on show.Right round in the south east is Saturn. If we can see it, Saturn is beautiful. The rings are quite well placed and Titan might be visible as a starlike dot. • Right round in the south east is Saturn. If we can see it, Saturn is beautiful. The rings are quite well placed and Titan might be visible as a starlike dot.

Fingers crossed for a clear night – can’t wait!

Bookings essential – please contact Sue on 01278 662629.

Please bring warm clothing, and binoculars or telescopes if you have them.