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NASTRO Stargazing Live Star Party

NASTRO (Northumberland Astronomical Society) are part of the BBC2 Stargazing live event. The programme will be hosted by Prof Brian Cox and Dara O’Briain. http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/features/stargazing/

Date: 7 January, 6:30pm

Join NASTRO at Druridge Bay Country Park for an interactive stargazing workshop. The evening will include a fabulous constellation laser tour. There will be a variety of telescopes available for you to use, please feel free to bring your own equipment including binoculars if you have them. There will be a variety of resources available for you to look at and use on the night and you will be able to make your own Planisphere to take home. Free event. All ages welcome, warm room and drinks available. Please email to book. Be sure to wear plenty of warm clothing.

Nastro, Northumberland Astronomical Society was founded in January 2000 and has approximately 25 regular members. We are a friendly, active society of professional and amateur astronomers from the North East area.  Our mission is to promote astronomy and science education and we regularly do outreach sessions for various groups. Nastro secured funding for a 14 inch research grade telescope and a custom made observatory was built to house it at Hauxley Nature Reserve in 2008.  Our regular meeting place at the Visitor Centre was destroyed by fire in 2010, and thankfully the observatory was unharmed.  We now host our bi-monthly meetings in the Bee Hive function room at The Trap Inn, Broomhill until the Visitor Centre is rebuilt.

 You can find out more about Nastro and how to join us on our website: www.nastro.org.uk

Contact: 01670 511 536 | emma@nastro.org.uk      Website: NASTRO: Northumberland Astronomical Society

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