• Cranborne Chase AONB Office, Rushmore Farm, Tinkley Bottom, Tollard Royal, Wiltshire, SP5 5QA  Tel: 01725 517417


Jan 30, 2018
See the stars with our experts


Knowlton Church - Nigel BallThere are two more events in our winter stargazing series, with places going fast, so don't delay - book today.

At each event astronomer and Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies advisor Bob Mizon will regale the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s director Linda Nunn details developments concerning the Cranborne Chase AONB’s bid for prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status. Afterwards, the audience join Bob and members of the Wessex Astronomical Society outside for a spectacular stargazing experience.

The remaining stargazing events are:

    •    Thursday 15 February at Ansty Pick Your Own (Ansty PYO & Farm Shop, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 5PX) - FULL. WAITING LIST ONLY. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED.

    •    Thursday 15 March at Sutton Veny Village Hall (High Street, Sutton Veny, Wiltshire BA12 7AP)

Events commence at 7pm and last for around two to two-and-a-half hours, depending on weather conditions.

The cost for adults is £5 each (cash or cheque on the night/includes a free tea or coffee), with no charge for children.

Please book in advance, tel: 01725 517417, or email: info@cranbornechase.org.uk. Please use these contact details if you wish to be added to the Ansty waiting list.

Additionally, on Monday 19 February, renowned night sky photographer Nigel Ball will be hosting a talk on the techniques used to capture fantastic night images and star trails using a standard digital SLR. The discussion includes planning, equipment and top tips for success.

The talk will be held at 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ, Sixpenny Handley. Tickets cost £10. To register your interest, email info@cranbornechase.org.uk.

For more information on stargazing in the Cranborne Chase AONB, log on to www.chasingstars.org.uk.