Heavens Above! - South Somercotes

St Peter's Church, South Somercotes, Lincolnshire
18th March 2017
Free event - donations welcome

Join us for a family-friendly evening of stargazing and celestially-inspired art exploring the wonders of the cosmos.

To celebrate and explore the night skies we've teamed up with British Science Week and art collective Lumen for a family-friendly evening of stargazing, art and hands-on activities.
The event includes:
  • Lumen's Aries on the Horizon, an installation commissioned by the British Science Association especially for St Peter’s Church at South Somercotes, representing the constellation of Aries, visible in the West of the night sky on Saturday 18th March 2017 from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.
  • Take in the beauty of the skies with stargazing - and sungazing - from the East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club and North Lincs Astro (weather dependent)
  • Create and decorate your own constellation viewer so you can see the stars whatever the weather!
  • Hear about French Astronomer Charles Messier, and his amazing work on the discovery of comets and deep sky objects
Complimentary refreshments will be available. All welcome - no need to book! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please bring your own torch and wear warm, weather-proof clothing. Street parking is available nearby. Please ensure your vehicle is parked safely and respect local residents.

Lumen is an art collective, focused on themes of astronomy and light, regularly exhibiting in churches as well as galleries. Through art installations, exhibitions and seminars, Lumen aims to raise a dialogue about how humanity understands existence. Lumen is inspired both by scientific research and by exploring a range of cultural understandings based on visions of the night sky.
This event is organised by the British Science Association in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust as part of British Science Week 2017.

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