BBC Stargazing Live – Spring Moonwatch & Dark Sky Discovery Award Event

28th Mar 2015
At the LONG COMPTON VILLAGE HALL 17:15 to 22:00 DARK SKY DISCOVERY AWARD EVENING FOR THE ROLLRIGHT STONE MONUMENTS Programme of events – please note , may be subject to change as circumstances dictate on the night 5.15 Hall opens – displays and light refreshments. Displays of telescopes and images by the resident Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group and a stand /display by the Wardens and Trustees of the Rollright Stones 6.00 – Welcome address followed by a talk from George Lambrick , Head of the Rollright Trust 6.20 – A very short film ( 8 minutes) illustrating the quality of the night sky from the Rollrights followed by: 6.30 – The official acceptance of the Dark Sky Discovery award by George Lambrick 6.45 – Astrophotography – how to photograph the night sky by expert Mel Gigg of the Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group 7.00 IF THE WEATHER ALLOWS there may be an opportunity here to go up to the Stones for those that would like to – WARNING Weatherproof clothing and torches essential – led by George Lambrick , Head of the Rollright Trust , former Deputy Director and Head of Consultancy at Oxford Archaeology and Director of the Council for British Archaeology. 7.15/7.20 If the weather is inclement or for everyone who would prefer to stay at the hall , the rare opportunity to watch the documentary ‘Standing With Stones’ , a fascinating journey through some of the stone circles of the United Kingdom – we hope to be joined by the co director/producer Michael Bott . Refreshments will be available throughout the film 9.30 Film finishes 10.00 Event ends
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