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Stargazing At Flag Fen!

Were you inspired by Stargazing LIVE on the BBC? Are you curious about Curiosity? Want to give astronomy a go? Then head to Flag Fen Archaeology Park this October to unlock the mysteries of the night sky!

Following the phenomenal response to the Splendid Stargazing events in January, Vivacity and Peterborough Astronomical Society are celebrating World Space Week with a special stargazing event on 6 October 2012. Star Party will take place from 6pm 10pm (last entry at 9.30pm), and there’s no need to book in advance.

With something for everyone, the whole family will enjoy learning about the incredible wonders above our heads! And with NASA’s exciting exploration of Mars with the Curiosity rover, there’s never been a better time to discover the vast universe of stars and planets.

See the beautiful dark skies above Flag Fen and take in the exhilarating atmosphere of this Bronze Age site at night time. Ancient civilisations navigated by the stars and their beliefs and buildings were aligned with them – so where better to learn more?

Don’t miss this exciting chance to see the sky up close with a range of telescopes, journey through space in a Planetarium (places limited – book your spot on arrival), dig deeper with bite-sized talks, try starry crafts and more. Don’t worry if the weather’s bad, because there will be plenty of activities indoors too!

John Mackey, Chairman of Peterborough Astronomical Society said

We are delighted to be back at Flag Fen during World Space Week. January’s stargazing events were a great success, and we hope they sparked people’s interest in astronomy. The Star Party is another great chance to get out and look up, and explore some wider aspects of space exploration too!

Star Party takes place on Saturday 6 October at 6pm10pm. Please remember to wrap up warm, wear sturdy footwear and bring a torch if you can. Normal admission prices apply. Vivacity Heritage Pass holders FREE.

For further information, call 01733 313 414, or visit the website at

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