Join us for an astronomical adventure in the heart of the moor. With Jupiter visible in the sky, and a host of other astronomical wonders to enjoy, this promises to be a memorable night. Dartmoor's Daughter will lead us on a walk together to a beautiful location and share its geology, history and associated legends. And then Dartmoor Skies will guide you through the visible constellations, the vast number of star clusters, nebula and galaxies, as well as set up telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure.
'Very informative - liked hearing about some of the history of Dartmoor and...especially the legends. The Jupiter talk was fascinating - full of facts and presented with humour. We were lucky enough that the clouds parted and we could look at Jupiter through the telescopes' Helen & Stephen
'Thank you for an excellent evening' Claire
'We felt very welcome and thank you for your passionate engagement' The Milis Family
'Nice informal atmosphere to ask questions' Keller & Morrisey
If we don't have clear skies, we will instead meet in a private room at a nearby village hall or pub for talks with slides and an astronomy quiz. If the skies clear during the evening, we can still set up the telescopes.
Cost: £12 adults and £5 Under 16’s. 10% family discount for 2 adults & 2 children. Group size is limited to ensure enjoyment and safety so pre-booking is essential.
What to wear/bring: Plenty of warm layers, sturdy walking boots, waterproof jacket & trousers, snacks, warm drink, something to sit on, and (head)torches with red film covers or rear bicycle lamps.
Meeting place: TBD
Cancellation: The walk will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.
Wet weather/Cloud Skies plan: If the weather is inclement, then instead we will enjoy our evening inside together for talks and slides at a nearby pub or village hall. Please check your emails on the morning of the event to know where to meet.
About the Organisers:
*Dartmoor’s Daughter offers guided walks and nature connection experiences to improve physical health and emotional wellbeing for adults, children, and teams www.dartmoorsdaughter.com
*Dartmoor Skies is a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. 50% of the event profits go towards their funding and equipment - http://dartmoorskies.org/
Risk: Sorry no liability accepted for accidents or incidents.
Photo is of Jupiter and the four moons visible through telescope. The other 63 are hidden from view!