Super star night

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Team at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve joined forces with Bassetlaw Astronomical Society to put on a series of Star Gazing events
The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Team at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve joined forces with Bassetlaw Astronomical Society to put on a series of Star Gazing events
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folks young and old have been looking to the skies at the Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

The Notts Wildlife Trust Team has joined forces with Bassetlaw Astronomical Society to put on a series of stargazing events to enable local people to get a close-up view of the stars.

One evening, on Saturday 26th February, was blessed with a beautifully clear sky and over 80 visitors were able to look at the stars and planets using the specialist telescopes provided by the astronomical society.

The mobile planetarium was a real hit for children and adults alike.

“I’ve never seen such enthusiasm from the general public. It’s been absolutely brilliant,” said chairman James Ince.

A special family evening included entry to the mobile planetarium, activities for children and a torch trail.

The last of the three star gazing evenings took place on Wednesday 2nd March when the astronomical society gave a talk about the constellations that are visible at this time of year.