This Saturday, the evening starts with a delicious 2 course dinner from 7pm for only £15.95 per person. Then from 9pm into the garden to enjoy the sights of our solar system. This event is open to everyone and if you are not wanting to stay for dinner, you can arrive from 8.30pm to join in the free stargazing session.
We are hosting this outreach event on behalf of Cornwall Council and the Caradon Observatory who have made a formal bid for Bodmin Moor to become an International Dark Sky Landscape.
As part of the dinner event, Mike Willmott, who is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) and a teacher at Liskeard School, will give a presentation using the Magic Planet, an interactive globe that depicts the beauty and topography of solar systems. The dinner event will also include a talk by Dr Wayne Thomas, a skilled astrophotographer and an expert in human biology and the negative effects of light pollution. He will explain what it would mean for Bodmin Moor to become an International Dark Sky Landscape.
During the free stargazing session, the public will be able to view the night sky through an array of telescopes and meet Ken Bennett, the founder of Caradon Observatory, and Grant Mackintosh, another educator and FRAS who has an exoplanet discovery programme running from Tolcarne Observatory.
To book a place at the dinner event please call us on 01566 86250. There is no need to book for the free stargazing just turn up from 8.30pm. Please remember the evening may be cold so wrap up warm and bring blankets etc also - keep your fingers crossed for clear skies!
More information is available at www.darksky.org or http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/darksky