On Friday 14th December something rather exciting is occurring in our night sky...
From 8.p.m the Geminid Meteor Shower will be visible and will peak around midnight! We are inviting you to Raystede for an evening of Stargazing, and the rare opportunity to see this meteor shower, whilst helping the animals at the same time.
The Seven Sisters & East Sussex Astronomical Societies will be running this evening for us and will be armed with telescopes. They can also show you the night sky and the meteor shower through Stellarium, whatever the weather!
We will also be joined by William Joyce who will be giving a special talk on the night. Bringing astronomy and space to the public is William Joyce’s passion. He has been fascinated by astronomy since the age of six, and enjoys a special gift for sharing the wonders of the cosmos in captivating and inspiring talks with the public, amateur and expert astronomers, and schools.
If you would like to come, it will be £12.00 per adult, £6 for children aged between 12-16 and FREE for under 12s. The event will include a soup dinner, and a chance to gaze at the stars and witness this meteor shower through various telescopes provided. There will also be a cash only bar and music throughout the evening. TO BOOK ON PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK.
Did you know that for every 2 people that come to our Stargazing Evening, you will helping us to care for a dog or cat at our centre for a day!
We recommend wrapping up nice and warm and feel free to bring along your scopes or binoculars with you! We also suggest bringing a camping chair/ sun lounger with you as this is the best way to see the meteor shower.Although the meteor shower will peak around midnight, if you fancy an earlier night you are welcome to go home any time you wish.
We do hope you'll join us. If you have any questions about the evening please contact us on 01825 840747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.