22 Mar 2023
Stargazing Evenings at Burghley House: 'Artemis - Footsteps on the Moon'
Discover the beauty of the night sky in the magnificent South Gardens of Burghley House
New to our events calendar this year, experience Star Gazing in surroundings like no other in the private South Gardens of Burghley House. Two evenings held over Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd March will be led by the Peterborough Astronomy Club.
Wednesday 22nd March will include a talk about 'Artemis - Footsteps on the Moon' followed by a spectacular star gazing experience observing through telescopes.
'Artemis - Footsteps on the Moon,' talk by Peterborough Astronomy Club (7pm) - NASA is planning a return to the moon through a programme called Artemis. They intend to put the first woman on the moon and have recently flown the unmanned Orion Capsule around the moon and back; the first lunar visit since Apollo 17 in 1972.
Hot Chocolate served in the Brewhouse Pavilion (7:30pm)- Warm up with a delicious cup of hot chocolate before heading out to see the stars!
Stargazing in the South Gardens (7:45pm - 8:30pm)- Gaze into the night sky using telescopes provided by the Astronomy Club. Admire the web of constellations and develop a greater understanding of the starry night sky.
DATES & TIMES | 7pm - 8:30pm, Wednesday 22nd March.
LOCATION | The talk will be held in the Cheke Room. Stargazing will be held in Burghley's private South Gardens.
TICKETS | £12.50 per adult & £8.00 per child. Includes talk, hot chocolate during interval and a stargazing experience like no other.
ACCESSIBILITY | This event is fully accessible. Disabled toilets located in the Brewhouse.
- What to wear: Wrap up warm and wear suitable footwear
- Who are the evenings suitable for: Due to the historical context of the second talk this evening is more suitable for 11 years old and above
- Parking: When you arrive follow the Event Parking signs to our Stable Courtyard then you will be directed to the Brewhouse Pavilion for the astronomy talk
- What happens if it is wet weather or cloudy? The evening will still go ahead, if the stargazing becomes impossible to run, the astronomy club will do a second talk