Join Dartmoor's Daughter and Dartmoor Skies for an astronomical adventure in the heart of the moorland. With Saturn visible in the sky, and a host of other astronomical wonders to enjoy, this promises to be a memorable night.
In clear weather, we will walk together to Scorhill stone circle and Dartmoor Skies will guide you through the visible constellations and set up telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure.
If the weather isn’t favourable, our back up plan will be tea and talks with slides in the nearby village hall.
What to bring: Snacks, drinks, sturdy walking boots, plenty of warm layers, waterproof jacket & trousers, (head)torches with red film covers or rear bicycle lamps
MEETING PLACE (for everyone, whatever the weather): Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, TQ13 8HR (Don’t rely on your Sat Nav to get you to the exact location) Grid Ref: SX672 883. From Gidleigh Village Hall, we will then organise carshares up to Scorhill where parking is on private land and very limited. Please do not park here unless directed by event organisers. Thank you.
LEVEL: 2 out of 3 - Moderate. The walk is a 15 mins gentle uphill and downhill path to the circle where we will sit together for a couple of hours to enjoy talks and viewing through telescopes.
PRICE: £12 per adult. £5 under 16. Family discount 10% for 2 adults with 2 children.
Dartmoor Skies is a charity that aims to inspire people about astronomy and science. 50% of the event profits go towards their funding and equipment - http://dartmoorskies.org
WET WEATHER/CLOUDY SKIES PLAN: If the weather isn’t conducive, then instead we will enjoy our evening inside together with tea, talks and slides at Gidleigh Village Hall. Please check your emails on the morning of the event to know where to meet.
BOOKING: Group size is limited to pre-booking is essential. Click here to book your ticket - https://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturn-and-stars-walk-talks-telescopes-tickets-32400328254
Cancellation: This event will go ahead whatever the weather. Sorry no refunds if you are unable to attend.