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|Title:||Starry, Starry Night at Potteric Carr|
|Subtitle:||Friday 15th February 2013|
|Author:||Yorkshire Wildlife Trust |
|ID & Publication:||20130211014 ~ The-Villager.co.uk |
|Subject:||Events (Local) |
On February 15th Yorkshire Wildlife Trust will be looking to the skies with Doncaster Astronomical Society with the hope of catching a glimpse of an NEO…
Potteric Carr gets many visitors during the day who want to get a closer view of the wonderful wildlife which inhabits this special nature reserve, but on the evening of Friday 15th February we’ll be turning our telescopes upwards to take a look at the night sky with Doncaster Astronomical Society.
If you’ve ever looked up on a glorious starry night and wanted to know more about what is out there then you won’t want to miss out on this special evening event. Find out more about the constellations, planets and perhaps even catch a glimpse of a Near Earth Object, which according to Brian Joynes of Doncaster Astronomical Society, is basically ‘ a lump of rock 45 metres across weighing 130,000 tonnes and passing close to us, which is thankfully an extremely rare event!’ The Near Earth Object (or NEO to those in the trade) will be visible in the Doncaster sky rising above our eastern horizon at approximately 8:50pm and will be visible to the naked eye at first but thanks to high powered telescopes you’ll be able to examine the NEO much more closely with the help of experts at the event.
The event begins at 7pm at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve in Doncaster and costs £4.50 plus our standard admission fee, which is free for members of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment by calling 01302 570077. To find out more about Potteric Carr Nature Reserve, visit www.ywt.org.uk.
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