Chesterfield Astronomical Society in association with BBC Stargazing Live is pleased to announce that it will be opening its doors to visitors at 8pm on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th and Friday 20th of March.
The Society has a history of welcoming members of the public to witness the Wonders of the Universe and these nights are no exception!
Visitors will be able to view using the Society’s scopes (weather permitting) Jupiter and its moons, The Orion Nebula, the “ET” cluster, and many other astronomical objects at mind-boggling distances!
The Society will also be open to members of the public between 8.30am and 10.30am on Friday 20th March to view the Partial Solar Eclipse, which is the most complete eclipse seen from Chesterfield since 1999 (90% of the sun will be hidden by the moon).
During the above events, (which are free entry) members will be on hand to answer visitors’ questions on any astronomical subject, including how to set up a telescope!