Preston stargazers invited to Stargazing Live event

Prestons Moor Park Observatory will host a Stargazing Live event next Wednesday

Prestons Moor Park Observatory will host a Stargazing Live event next Wednesday

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Keen stargazers are invited to view the sky at night in a special Stargazing Live event.

To be held at Moor Park’s newly refurbished observatory, the event is for experienced astronomers and beginners alike.

It is being organised as a partnership between the University of Central Lancashire and the Preston and District Astronomical Society and will give people the opportunity to learn about Preston’s rich astronomy history, including the opening of Moor Park to tie in with the total solar eclipse in June 1927.

UCLan lecturer Dr Mark Norris from the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute for Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy is leading the event.

He said: “Stargazing is increasingly popular and we want to harness that enthusiasm right here in Preston at the newly opened Moor Park Observatory.

“It is the ideal venue to not only explore the night sky, but to celebrate the city’s exciting astronomy history. “

The event takes place from 7pm to 10pm on Wednesday, March 29. To register, email alstonobservatory@uclan.ac.uk.