Bath Astronomers are supporting a big effort by astro communities around the UK to celebrate the skies above our heads Go Stargazing Live 2018.
We are running up to two evenings from atop Roundhill to the Southwest of the centre of Bath, near Roundhill Primary School, Mount Road, BA2 1LG. Subject to good weather, we’ll be supporting observing on
Friday 16th February and Saturday 17th February from 6pm each night.
Each evening has a Facebook link where you can find out, before travelling, if the weather is good enough:
For Friday -> https://www.facebook.com/events/2173823752844840/ Cancelled due to weather forecast
For Saturday -> https://www.facebook.com/events/1447523442037613/
From Go Stargazing’s website:
“The popular TV programme BBC Stargazing Live 2018 is unfortunately not taking place this year, as confirmed by Dara O’Briain on Twitter. The show, along with the numerous associated stargazing events that take place to coincide with it, will be very much missed by stargazing enthusiasts.
The Go Stargazing Team supported the TV show in 2017 using our website as a resource to help interested people find their nearest stargazing event and we were really looking forward to doing the same in 2018! After all, encouraging people to go stargazing is what we do all year round!
So to fill the gap in 2018 we’ve decided to organise “Go Stargazing Live 2018” — a weekend of public stargazing events taking place across the UK. We’ve chosen dates around the 16th and 17th February as the evening skies will be dark and it coincides with the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018 with lots of activities taking place.”