Stargazing returns to Trust site

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STARGAZING is set to return to the Gibraltar Point visitor centre near Skegness later this month.

Professional astronomer Paul Money will be at the centre on Wednesday, January 18 from 7pm to 9.30pm to give the public a tour of the highlights of the winter sky.

And if the weather is good these could include glimpses at the planet Jupiter and a comet.

“Away from light pollution, the dark skies of Gibraltar Point are perfect for stargazing,” said a spokesperson for the centre.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more and get remarkable close-up views of stars, galaxies, planets and moons. “If skies are clear, we’ll seek out Jupiter and comet Levy.

“The event consists of an indoor illustrated talk and an opportunity to observe the night sky through powerful telescopes, it will take place even if the sky is cloudy,” they added.

The session costs £3.50 for adults and £2 for children. Booking in advance is essential on 01754 898057.

Participants should wrap up warm and wear good footwear for the outdoors.