We’ll start with a little induction: The skies apparent movement, and introduction to the telescope controls & eyepiece. While we’re chatting your eyes will start to become “dark adapted”, which will help you get the most out of what follows !!. I’ll seek a volunteer (willing or otherwise !) to assist in star alignment of a telescope. This is a unique opportunity for one or more people to get hands on with the best in current computerised telescope aiming technology. From there, we’ll probe the sky. Viewing both, “traditionally” through a telescope eyepiece, and via the video feed from deep space. Using both approaches, no one will at any time have nothing to look at ! You can record the deep sky video feed on your own device, and “best of night” still images will be available shortly after the event. You can also take photo’s through the telescope eyepiece with your smartphone ! Short of visiting an observatory there’s nothing like it, and even then the deep space video and associated imaging would be a real luxury !
Coffee, hot chocolate Hot chocolate is a firm fave. This is an after dark activity: it can be cool & coffee can keep you…
Over the Iast 2 years I’ve pioneered streaming video from a telescope camera, over wi-fi to guests own mobile devices. This unique approach enables groups of people to enjoy deep space objects without having to queue for a glimpse at the eyepiece. While, 5 years of experience operating computer controlled telescopes allows me to share some incredible and beautiful sights with you. Both, on screen and at the eyepiece. I’ve hosted several stargazing events for holiday makers in the area: all of whom leave fascinated and in awe of the amazing sights and sheer enormity of our night skies ...
A little different and for most people, more accessible than a professional observatory stuck so high up on the side of a mountain in Chile that altitude sickness creeps in, my stargazing is conducted in the grounds of a private French Chateau, in the middle of rural countryside and, at sea level !
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Sometimes the cloud rolls in ! There's nothing we can do about that, and if it does we'll offer alternative dates (may even just be the next night !) or a refund.
Stargazing and deep deep space !