Stargazing Live : Friday 15th to Sunday 17th January 2016 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm
Sunday 17-01-2016 16:50 Last night we were completely clouded out but we had maybe 150 visitors enjoying the talks, information and telescopes on display. We are are expecting similar tonight plus more sleet, but we'll still be there with talks, telescopes and experts on hand.
Saturday 16-01-2016 16:15 Last night we did have some breaks in the clouds and managed to get some observing done with about half a dozen telescopes outside. The weather forecast for tonight is now predicting light sleet so we may not be able to do any observing. However we'll still have indoor events and if you are struggling with that telescope you bought for Christmas, why not bring it along? We'll show you how to set it up and use it.
Friday 15-01-2016 19:30 There's some cloud but we have two telescopes observing outside at the moment as well as displays and presentations indoors.
Friday 15-01-2016 17:50 We're setting up at Henley now. We've had some rain and it's still cloudy, but fingers crossed for later. The forecasts suggest it will clear up soon.
Friday 15-01-2016 09:00 It's a clear morning and the weather forecast looks promising for observing tonight and tomorrow. Sunday is looking less favourable at the moment.
Henley Star Party
Early in 2016 we are holding our usual weekend outreach event at Henley Golf and Country Club in conjunction with the BBC's Stargazing Live theme.
In the event of cloudy skies we shall use the club house to show you videos, telescopes and discuss topics of Astronomy and Cosmology.
We are also extremely grateful to the hospitality shown us by the staff and management of Henley Golf and Country Club. They were tremendously helpful in making last year’s weekend a success.
In previous years we had great nights with around 200 people attending on the clearest night.
Henley Golf and Country Club
Henley Golf and Country Club is an excellent venue for these events because it is located in an area that is much less light-polluted than many adjacent districts and offers a wide panorama of the sky.
The Golf Club will provide hot food & drinks along with a licensed bar.
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Henley Golf and Country Club, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire. B95 5QA