Armed with an array of telescopes and led by Caradon Observatory we hope to see Orion with free stargazing sessions at 6.30 and 8.30pm and you have the option to book for our 7pm dinner event too.
The evening is one of a series showcasing the exceptional quality of the night sky over Bodmin Moor, which was designated as an International Dark Sky Landscape in 2017 after a successful bid by Cornwall Council and Caradon Observatory.
The first free stargazing session will start at 6.30pm.
The dinner event starts at 7pm - carvery and dessert for £16.50 per person -.and will include an introduction to Bodmin Moor’s International Dark Sky Landscape designation and a talk on star formation in Orion with examples of stellar nurseries, nebulae and stars that will one day go supernova. There will also be a chance to see the Magic Planet, an interactive globe that depicts the topography of planets, and a question and answer session. Please call Jamaica Inn on 01566 86250 to book dinner.
Outside observing will continue after the dinner event at 8.30pm with further opportunities to see Orion, which includes two of the brightest stars in the night sky, Rigel and Betelgeuse. So wrap up warm and keep your fingers crossed for clear skies!