Clear skies forecast for Chesterfield tonight for space event

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

Wednesday, 17th January 2018, 8:18 am
Updated Saturday, 20th January 2018, 3:45 pm

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

The open evening will be called In Celebration of Orion the Hunter.

According to the latest Met Office forecast, there will be clear skies above Chesterfield from 8pm.

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If the forecast stays that way, people should be able view the Orion Nebula - a cloud of gas and dust where new stars are forming around 1,300 light years away from the earth - through the observatory's large telescope.

There will also be talks, a question and answer session and refreshments, among other things.

The entry fee is £3.

Admission for children is free when accompanied by an adult.

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