Coming soon… Winter Star Lore
with kids activities, DIY constellations, more myths and stories
week of 12-16 November 2018 *
with Dr Claire Davies
Digby resident and Astronomer at the University
Some small print
Please sign up to the mailing list if you are planning to come so we can keep you informed, and can get an idea of numbers. The mailing list will only be used for this event. Or you are welcome to just turn up.
* The actual date of course is at the mercy of the weather, so we’ve blocked out Monday-Friday in our diaries. Please keep an eye on your email, the Digby Local Facebook page and #kyrangle on Twitter for confirmation of November dates.
Families are welcome. Under-16s must be accompanied by an adult. Parents or responsible adults must keep their children with them at all times.
No dogs, please.
Do wear suitable footwear and dress up warm, as it will be cold! You could bring something to lie on, maybe even a sleeping bag. If you need a torch to see, we suggest you bring a red light (which helps your eyes adjust better to the dark than a white light).
You could install a sky-viewing app on your photo (switched to night view), and bring binoculars or even a telescope if you have one!
We ask local participants to avoid driving to the event if possible, so that traffic and parking is kept to a minimum.
Wheelchair access: there is a tarmac path on the Kyrangle.
There are foxes about, so please don’t venture near the hedges where you might disturb dens, don’t let children pet any animals, and use torches when leaving the event so any nearby foxes are not ‘surprised’ by your presence.
Please also be mindful of nearby residents, and keep the noise down so as not to disturb them.
With big thanks to our stars Dr Claire and her colleagues from Exeter University!!
Here’s one we did earlier: Perseids Shooting Stars
from 9:00pm BST on 13 August 2018, including myths, storytelling, navigation, the latest in astronomy, the M5 galaxy!
Here are two shots of the Kyrangle at dawn and dusk from Minecraft my home!