STARGAZING IN PROSPECT FOR PENARTH AT THE PIER PAVILION

April 5th is "Stargazing Night" at Penarth Pier Pavilion

April 5th is “Stargazing Night” at Penarth Pier Pavilion

To mark the “centenary of Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity” Penarth Pier Pavilion is to hold a series of “Celebrating Science” days  – the first of which will be a special “Stargazing Night” on April 5th.

The event starts 19:45  – it has to be dark – and in fact the evening is being organised in association with Dark Sky Wales.

The nine and a quarter inch telescope - bathed in red light inside the observatory at St Joseph's School enarth - the same kind of telescope which will be in use on April 5th at the pavilion

The nine and a quarter inch telescope – bathed in red light inside the observatory at St Joseph’s School Penarth – the same kind of telescope which will be in use on April 5th at the Pier Pavilion

There’s to be a talk on the night sky in the Pavilion Cinema followed by guided stargazing on the pier with telescopes provided .

The event is for all ages . Adult tickets are £12 with concessions at £10. The organisers say “The observation session is weather dependent. In the event of inclement weather the observing session will not take place and instead a telescope surgery will be held. Refunds will not be issued.”

Scores of amateur astronomers were on Penarth Pier for last year's partial eclipse of the Sun on March 20th

Scores of amateur astronomers were on Penarth Pier for last year’s partial eclipse of the Sun on March 20th

Part of the evening will also be a “telescope surgery” where anyone wanting advice  on setting up and using astronomical telescopes can get advice from experts. The Pavilion says members of the public are encouraged to bring any equipment they own along with them for appraisal by the astronomers.

Also being staged at the Pavilion is “Mad Science” which is putting on three special science  shows in the Pavilion Cinema on Thursday April 7th at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00

On Saturday April 9 th Dr Christian Baars hosts a free drop-in session where he’ll be helping amateur geologists and casual beachcombers identify the stones, rocks and fossils found on Penarth’s  foreshore .

 

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10 Responses to STARGAZING IN PROSPECT FOR PENARTH AT THE PIER PAVILION

  1. Ivor Bagman says:

    It appiers there is a spelling mistake .
    As a Cornish man I remember it
    As stargazey pie
    Not Penarth Pie .
    I smell a fish .

    • Frank Evans says:

      Where is philip rappier? With his number one reply agency posts. I miss him. Come back Phil we won’t laugh no matter how partisan your diatribe. Talk about stars in the labour party of yesteryear or anything else, but please start posting again. Lindsay is a poor substitute mouthpiece for your brand of classic labour!

  2. Christopher David says:

    I think you’ll find those with just a general interest find the fee excessive. Pity as that’s probably the market. Especially with no refund if you can’t actually see anything- will they the casually interested really want a telescope surgery? Doesn’t the theory state mass increases with velocity? i.e. speed- well speed up ticket sales by calling if a fiver or even free eh- get interest going and sell some of that pricey coffee. How’s the light pollution off the pier? Dr Baars sounds a good chap.

  3. Andrew sarchus says:

    Ah yes Mr Evans but you forgot- in addition Rapier is at least real and not a an abject white feather chicken like loopy Lindsay. Hey CD yes- increase the mass eh! Love it. I agree- it maybe a bit greedy and counter productive. We’ll see. PDN will publish the take up I’m sure. Are they flogging that very expensive pier coffee and light grub successfully? Whatever I’m sure if it was seen as an educational opportunity rather than just a money spinner the mass could have increased somewhat exponentially. As it is it may disappear into the event horizon, never to escape or be seen again in any known dimension.

  4. AK says:

    I suspect the problem of light pollution from the pier will be solved by turning the lights off.

  5. Christopher David says:

    Really !!! Than you have an advantage over Einstein.🙂

  6. Christopher David says:

    WOW Ivor- yeah man love it

  7. pompousfruit says:

    What time will be the free drop in session on April 9th.

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