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Stargazing and the winter solstice

December 16, 2018

 

December 21st is the winter solstice and as the longest, darkest night of the year, the best time to do some stargazing. And with Christmas just around the corner, our festive evening will weave a narrative around the remains of a local prehistoric burial chamber, a Chinese bi disc, a copy of Hamlet, a coin minted in 1572 and a painted Neolithic pot. We probably won't be able to get the orthostat to the scout hut, but everything else will be there to narrate a tale of ancient yuletide, polar astronomy and Christmas stars.

 

Join us on Friday for some astronomy, archaeology and ancient stargazing, details on our website.

 

But if you can't make it, we wish you a very happy Christmas and the very best for 2019. We have some amazing activities lined up for next year, including spring skycamps, archaeology, research and a very exciting foray into the art world.

 

Do keep in touch with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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