Stars In Your Skies - Sword of the Hunter
Date & Time: Saturday 9th February 8.00pm. Refreshments from 7:30pm
Location: National Trust Tea Room, Carding Mill Valley, SY6 6JG
Price: £10 Includes Soup & Roll or equivalent refreshments
Booking Essential: Online at National Trust Carding Mill Valley
Pete Williamson is Back
We welcome Pete Williamson FRAS back with us again for 2019. Our focus for 2019 is "Observing the Night Sky" and Pete's first evening is with Orion the Hunter, a constellation easily recognised by the three stars in his belt, and his sword hanging from it.
Orion in Greek mythology was a hunter who threatened to kill all animals on earth. The Earth goddess Gaia banished him to the skies. His sword contains the iconic Orion Nebula, visible with the naked eye. It is a birthplace of stars and is just one of the many beautiful objects in our Dark Skies.
Telescopes or not
You can see so much with the naked eye and a lot more with binoculars. Telescopes do take some practice and it helps to be shown a trick or two by experienced users. Pete will help us to make the best of our Dark Skies with hands on Observing with hints, tips and explanations.