This Friday is the Solar Eclipse. For Cockermouth the moon will cover around 90% of the surface of the Sun. While it will not go dark you can see the eclipse safely with special telescopes, filters and eclipse glasses, all of which will be available at our event. We will be in Memorial Gardens, Cockermouth from about 8am on Friday with the eclipse itself starting around 8.30am.
The BBC Stargazing LIVE series will also air this week with plenty more information about the eclipse and other astronomy topics.
Details of the event are also available on our Facebook page.
REMEMBER: Never look directly at the Sun with any type of instrument (telescope or binoculars) you will seriously damage you eyes. Normal sunglasses or smoked glass are not suitable for eclipse viewing as they do not provide adequate protection from the Sun.