Stargazing Live Events 2015 (Change of Venue!) PDF Print E-mail

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Stargazing Live Events 2015!

We are pleased to announce, with collaboration of the BBC Stargazing live television program, two great events this month!

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The first event is on Friday 20th March. On this morning there will be a partial eclipse when over 90% of the sun will be covered by the moon. This is one not to be missed, as the next time we get one any better than this in Ireland, won't be until 2090!
Belfast Zoo LogoThe NIAAS will be gathering our telescopes and solar equipment and be on site at Belfast Zoo Carpark, Antrim Road, Belfast, Co.Antim (Please note this change of venue due to increased interest and accessibility options). We are delighted to be hosting this event with Belfast Zoo and their support in hosting it is greatly appreciated! The event starts at 8.20am and finishes at 10.40am. Everyone is welcome to join us here, where you will be able to view this event SAFELY! As well as our solar equipped telescopes, we will also have free solar glasses available, as we have a limited number of these, they will be issued on a first come first serve basis.
For the location of Belfast Zoo, please click this link to google maps where you can also get directions!
If you are going to come along or maybe more importantly, if you are intending to view this event from home, then please read this safety information and remember, never look directly at the sun, without the correct equipment!

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Our second event is on Tuesday 24th March. We are really pleased to be holding our Annual Stargazing live evening at the Armagh Planetarium. This event starts at 6.30pm! This is the 5th year that the Planetarium has opened its doors in the evening and together we have brought the wonders of the skies outside, and fantastic events inside, to the general public. This night has been fantastically popular in the past and I'm sure this year will be too. Please note: If you are intending to go to one of the Planetariums theatre shows on the night, please book in advance by ringing them to hold a place.

Both of these events are completely free, but please remember that the telescope viewing for the eclipse and the Planetarium evening are weather dependant, so keep all fingers and toes crossed!

 

 

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