Chesterfield stargazing event to celebrate British astronaut’s ISS success

Chesterfield's Barnett  Observatory.
Chesterfield's Barnett Observatory.

An out-of-this-world open evening is set to take place at Chesterfield’s Barnett Observatory.

Chesterfield Astronomical Society (CAS) will hold the event at the observatory on Hastings Road, Newbold, from 7pm on Friday, January 15.

The open evening will celebrate British astronaut Tim Peake’s stay on the International Space Station and also coincides with the BBC’s Stargazing Live programme.

A spokesman for CAS said: “Members of the public are very welcome to join us for an evening of talks and stargazing.

“The first talk will be at 7.15 aimed at a younger audience entitled A Journey Through Our Solar System.

“We’ll also make sure you get to use our telescopes and we’ll introduce you to our magnificent main telescope which is the 9th largest amateur telescope in the UK.

“All we ask is a small entrance fee of £3 per person to help maintain this wonderful if hidden jewel in Chesterfield’s crown. Younger people are very welcome but all under-16s need to be accompanied by an adult.”

For more information about the event, call 0751 7510083.