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Exploring Space from The Somerset Levels

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Exploring Space from The Somerset Levels


Othery Village Hall
Fore Street


Exploring Space from The Somerset Levels

All talks /workshops/films and entrance are FREE and open to all ages, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Daytime refreshments will be available to purchase and a cash bar in the evening. Astronomy related Stalls and exhibitions will be on display.

Programme Timings 

Friday 16th March

3pm  After school space activities

6.30pm Hall and bar opens for evening event

7.15pm Film Interstellar (12A) starts


Saturday 17th March

11am Opening of Second day of the event – Paul Adamson Chairman Somerset Levels Stargazers

11.15am Distances in Space- John Martin M.B.E.

12am Stargazing – Paul Adamson

1pm Q and A session followed by an Astronomical talk by Ron Westmaas Chairman of Crewkerne and District Astronomical Society

2pm Exoplanets and Charterhouse Exoplanet Project –Mark Woodland FRAS

3pm Astrophotography – Bill Reed

4pm Astro facts- Martin Hornby

5pm Space News- Nigel

6.30pm Hall and bar opens for evening event

7.15pm Time and the Stars a talk by Bob Mizon M.B.E. ,F.R.A.S., UK co-ordinator of The Commission for Dark Skies

Throughout the day Children’s Space Case workshops will be held by Jo Richardson F.R.A.S.  South West Ambassador on behalf of the National STEM learning centre (funded by the European Space Resources Office) owner of Space Detectives.


Somerset Levels Stargazers meet on the last Wednesday of the month at 8pm in Othery Village Hall, Fore Street Othery TA7 0QU.Meetings cost just £2.50 and include a hot drink

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