So what's going to happen?
The event starts with an astronomy exhibition in the centre of Cockermouth at the United Reformed Church. Doors will be open from 1pm until about 5.30pm. We will have a range of exhibits with CAS members on hand to answer your questions as well as a number of hands on activities designed for younger visitors. Everyone is welcome.
If you are looking for advice on getting the best out of your own telescope, why not bring it along?
Here's some examples of what went on at last year's event.
|Astro imaging display and advice from experienced astrophotographers.|
|A variety of telescopes on display|
|Hands on activities for the younger visitors.|
|Information on the main astronomical events to look for,|
|Hands on demonstrations of key astronomy concepts.|
|The opportunity to get help and advice with your own telescope.|
Well placed for viewing on Saturday will be the moon, Jupiter and it's moons as well as several star clusters, galaxies and other 'deep sky' objects.
If you are intending to come to the evening session remember to wrap up warm, and bring your own telescope or binoculars if you want.
The is no charge for admission any of the events, although there is no free parking available at the venues so you may need to pay for parking. Refreshments will be available during the afternoon for a small charge.
P.S. You can get directions to the event locations on this Google map or below.
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