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The Story of the So­lar Sys­tem

Ba­con Theatre, Chel­tenham,

17 Au­gust

As­tronomer Will Gater ex­plores the story of the So­lar Sys­tem. The show con­tains im­agery and videos from re­cent space mis­sions, live sci­ence demon­stra­tions and au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion. Tick­ets are £12. To book visit www.ba­con­the­atre.co.uk

Sal­ford Stargaz­ing

Sal­ford Ob­ser­va­tory, Chasely Fields,

7, 14, 21 & 28 Au­gust, 7:30pm–9:30pm

An evening of stargaz­ing and ob­serv­ing through te­le­scopes, with the Sal­ford As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety. Weather de­pen­dent, check with or­gan­is­ers be­fore travel.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit

www.sal­for­das­tro.org.uk/Sal­ford_ Astron­mi­cal_So­ci­ety/Home.html Sum­mer As­tron­omy Evening

Royal Ob­ser­va­tory, Ed­in­burgh,

9 Au­gust, 6:30pm & 8pm

Dis­cover the story of Ed­in­burgh’s Royal Ob­ser­va­tory at a pub­lic as­tron­omy evening. Each ses­sion lasts one hour. Tick­ets are £5 adults, £4 con­ces­sions and chil­dren. To book, visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sum­mer­pub­lic-as­tron­omy-eveningtic­k­ets-5719382928­3

Per­seid Pig

Curly Tails Pig Sanc­tu­ary, Bletch­ley, 17 Au­gust, 6pm–late

Join UK As­tron­omy and The Curly Tails Pig Sanc­tu­ary for a piggy meet and greet and so­lar gaz­ing through spe­cial­ist equip­ment. Tick­ets are £15 with limited spa­ces. To book, email [email protected]­tails.org

So­lar Gaz­ing

Ab­ber­ton Reser­voir, Colch­ester,

24 Au­gust, 12pm–3pm

The North Es­sex As­tro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety and the Es­sex Wildlife Trust com­bine for an af­ter­noon of so­lar gaz­ing with spe­cial­ist te­le­scopes. For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.northes­sex­as­tro.co.uk/events/

Night Sky Ex­pe­ri­ence

Scot­tish Dark Ob­ser­va­tory, Dalmelling­ton, 29, 30 & 31 Au­gust, 9pm–10:30pm

Ex­plore the SDOS with a pre­sen­ta­tion, guided stargaz­ing through a scope (weather per­mit­ting) and tour. Tick­ets: £16 adults, £12 con­ces­sions and £10 chil­dren. www. scot­tish­dark­sky­ob­ser­va­tory.co.uk

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