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Stargazing live at the Rosse Observatory & Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract
Pictured: Jed Carnegie with his Orrery he made.

Stargazing live at the Rosse Observatory & Carleton Community Centre, Carleton Road, Pontefract Pictured: Jed Carnegie with his Orrery he made.

Families can find out more about the night sky when West Yorkshire Astronomical Society holds its annual Stargazing Live event next week.

The Rosse Observatory at Carleton Grange Community Centre in Pontefract will open its doors for three nights as part of the BBC Stargazing Live event hosted by Prof Brian Cox and comedian Dara O’Briain.

The event takes place on Tuesday January 7, Wednesday January 8 and Thursday January 9.

WYAS telescopes will be available for observation, depending on weather conditions, and there will be the chance to find out more about the society, along with aspects of astronomy.

There will be special events each night, following the themes of the BBC coverage, with the first night looking at space weather, the second at space exploration and the final night dedicated to the Milky Way and other galaxies.

WYAS will also have activities for children during the event, and has disabled access for stargazing.

Stargazing Live at the Rosse Observatory starts at 7.30pm each night and admission is £3 for adults, with accompanied children free. Visitors are advised to dress warmly.

 

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