What’s on Stargaz­ing in the Park Cas­siobury Hub, Cas­siobury Park, Wat­ford, 17, 18 and 24 March, 7.30pm

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South West Herts As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety is mark­ing its 50th an­niver­sary this year with a se­ries of pub­lic events cel­e­brat­ing hu­man­ity’s fas­ci­na­tion with the cos­mos and de­sire to look up at the night sky.

Join the so­ci­ety for three stargaz­ing evenings, each be­ing held at the newly opened hub in Cas­siobury Park. So­ci­ety mem­bers will be on hand with their tele­scopes giv­ing vis­i­tors the op­por­tu­nity to ob­serve the night sky un­der the tute­lage of sea­soned as­tronomers. New­com­ers are wel­come to th­ese guided ses­sions.

Cas­siobury Hub will host an in­door astropho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion at the same time, mark­ing 50 years of astronomy im­ages and show­cas­ing some of the best as­tropho­tos cap­tured by so­ci­ety mem­bers. At­ten­dees can also have their photo taken with a UK Space Agency space suit, as well as view lu­nar rock sam­ples brought back to Earth by Apollo astro­nauts.

The event will in­clude chil­dren’s ac­tiv­ity packs pro­vided by the UK Space Agency and the Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy Fa­cil­i­ties Coun­cil.

All the events are free and open to ev­ery­one, and re­fresh­ments will also be avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion about South West Herts As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety and to see a list of its up­com­ing pub­lic meet­ings and talks, visit the so­ci­ety’s web­site.

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