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Star-studded Stargazing Finale at the Redoubt Fortress

Visitors are in for an out of this world stargazing finale as star-studded skies are expected to bring a shining line-up of bright double stars, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae at the Redoubt Fortress on Saturday 24 March.

Before light summer evenings make a comeback, visitors have just one last chance to stargaze in Eastbourne’s dark night skies with expert tips from the Eastbourne Astronomical Society. There are plenty of reasons to look up at the skies this month as astronomy experts predict that visitors will be able to observe the seven day old First Quarter moon.

Also visible in the sky this month, stargazers are expected to be able to admire double stars, the Hyades star cluster, the Nebulae and galaxies. While most planets are currently only visible in the morning sky, it may be possible to catch a glimpse of Venus low above the western horizon just after sunset. EAS members will also be on hand to point out some of the brighter constellations.

All visitors will be given their very own free pocket guide to the night sky to make spotting stars even easier.

Run by Eastbourne Astronomical Society from 7 – 9pm, entry is free and stargazers can take a peek through the telescopes provided or bring their own binoculars or telescopes along. The Eastbourne Astronomical Society will be giving their final free talk early in the evening, telling more about what can be seen in the sky.
All stargazing events are free and children are very welcome. The Outpost café will be open for hot drinks and stargazers are encouraged to wrap up warm.
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