StarFest 2018 – Dates announced – Registration now open

StarFest 2018

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Dalby Forest Stargazing event on 2nd March CANCELLED

The 2nd March 2018 Public Observing at Dalby Forest CANCELLED due to the snow.

Our public observing sessions will begin again in October 2018 when the nights draw in again.

Details of the 2018/2019 winter season events will be added to our event calendar shortly.

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UPDATE: 2nd March 2018 Public Viewing Night at Dalby Forest

Due to the current weather forecast for snow thorough the week leading up to our Public Observing Event at Dalby Forest on 2nd March 2018, it is likely that the event will be CANCELLED.

However the decision to cancel HAS NOT YET BEEN MADE and a final decision will be made on the morning of Friday 2nd March.

Updates on if the event is going ahead or cancelled will be posted here, on our Facebook page and on Twitter.

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Happy New Year – Welcome to 2018

Happy New Year everyone, welcome to 2018.

A reminder that we don’t have a Public Viewing Night at Dalby in January (next is 2nd Feb 2018) but we do have a guest speaker:

Professor Brad Gibson, Hull University – “Where are the Aliens?”
19 January 2018 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Have we been visited before? Are they out there watching… listening… studying us? And if they are out there, where might ‘there’ be? Our Milky Way Galaxy can be a nasty and inhospitable place for life to develop… but, all is not lost… there are some very unique and special places hidden amongst this hostile environment where the building blocks for life might just be right for extraterrestrial life to flourish. In this lecture, Professor Brad Gibson will examine the evidence for and against the existence of extraterrestrial life, and walk you through the associated good, bad, and ugly corners of our Galaxy.

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Guest Speaker: Stuart Atkinson – “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” – 17 November 2017

Friday 17 November 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

In his talk “ROSETTA – Landing On a Comet. Europe’s Apollo” guest speaker Stuart Atkinson, from Kendal in Cumbria, will look back at the European Space Agency’s hugely successful Rosetta mission to explore the comet 67P, which culminated in the first ever landing of a space probe on the surface of a comet.

Guest Speaker: Stuart Atkinson – Title TBC – 17 November 2017

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Guest Speaker: Yjan Gordon, Hull University – Extragalactic Astronomy in a Nutshell, 20 October 2017

Friday 20 October 7.45pm, East Ayton Village Hall

Yjan Gordon of Hull University explains how we observe galaxies in the 21st century, what we can see, and why it matters.

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