Wild London Lates: Pop-up Astronomy Club with super/collider at Woodberry Wetlands

Wed, 02/05/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

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Wed, 02/05/2018 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

This event is part of the ‘Wild London Lates’ series taking place at the Coal House at Woodberry Wetlands, where experts share their knowledge about various wildlife and natural world topics, and the importance of protecting the green spaces in London.

The events are a great way for people to come along and hear about these topics and ask questions, all in the relaxed Coal House environment.

 

Wednesday 2nd May

super/collider: Pop-up Astronomy Club at Woodberry Wetlands

Join super/collider for an unforgettable night of star gazing with astronomer Paul Hill, in an oasis of natural darkness within the city.

Through three different telescopes, Paul will open up a world of celestial objects from the grounds of Woodberry Wetlands. Paul will take you on a guided tour of the heavens, describing the historical understandings of different constellations. This is a brilliant opportunity to ask an astronomer any questions you have about space in an informal environment.

The night sky will be dominated by two solar system giants. Venus, which has been shining brightly in the evening sky for a couple of months now and Jupiter which comes to opposition – it’s closest position to Earth – in 7 days time. This will provide a fantastic opportunity to see Jupiter’s cloud belts as well as the four main ‘Galilean’ moons, Io, Europa, Callisto and Ganymede.

Paul is an elected fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, co-presenter and writer of the popular Awesome Astronomy podcast, committee member of the world famous Baker Street Irregular Astronomers and has appeared on BBC News and Radio to discuss a range of astronomy and space issues as well as being interviewed on the BBC’s flagship astronomy program, The Sky At Night. He is also part of the team that runs the bi-annual, family friendly AstroCamp in the Brecon Beacons.

View more about super/collider at www.super-collider.com

 

Arrival is from 7pm, the session will begin at 7:30pm through to 9pm.

There will be a cash bar to purchase beverages and snacks.

Tickets are £15 plus booking fee.

Due to the nature of the event, this is suitable for 14+ only, and as alcohol will be served, ID may be requested.

To prevent disturbance to the wildlife at this nature reserve, no dogs (including dogs on leads) are allowed at Woodberry Wetlands except for registered guide and assistance dogs.

View access information at www.woodberrywetlands.org.uk/getting-here/

Tickets are £15 plus booking fee in advance, or £16 on the door (if spaces remain).

 

 

Book on eventbrite https://bit.ly/2I1PzYB

 

 

 

All profits generated from events at Woodberry Wetlands are invested into conservation by London Wildlife Trust, and continuing free public access to the Wetlands.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Venue location

The Coal House at Woodberry Wetlands West Entrance via New River Path Accessed via Lordship Road,
Coal House,
N16 5HQ

Event information

Book by email
events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk
Date
Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Time
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Price / Donation
Tickets are £15 https://bit.ly/2I1PzYB
Audience
Adults
Suitable for 14+ years
Category
Other
Trust
London Wildlife Trust
Venue location
The Coal House at Woodberry Wetlands West Entrance via New River Path Accessed via Lordship Road,
Coal House,
N16 5HQ
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Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
Mobility
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What to bring
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Dogs
no dogs please
Contact details
events@woodberrywetlands.org.uk
Woodberry Wetlands Events team