Live Stargazing Event / Astronomy Masterclass – Thursday 5th March 2020

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Date(s) - 05/03/2020
7:00 pm - 9:45 pm


Fire and Ice
Thursday 5th March, 7pm – 9:45pm

Join us at the Café for the third Astronomy Masterclass hosted by expert Astronomer
Paul Fellows MA FIET FRAS

£30 per person to include a hot main course.
7pm arrival for sunset and live stargazing outside (please wear warm clothes)
8.30pm supper followed by a talk “Fire and Ice” inside the Café. 

Come on a tour of the dark sky in the lovely setting of the Creake Abbey grounds. You will be shown by expert astronomer Paul Fellows how to navigate the constellations and learn to recognise the principle stars, planets and other objects which can be found, and then enable you to observe them using a number of different telescopes. Following supper Paul will give a presentation entitled ‘Fire and Ice – The Volcanic Worlds of the Solar System’ looking at how volcanoes have been critical in shaping the various rocky and icy worlds of solar system from Earth, all the way from Pluto and how these processes may be indicators to the possibility of life in some apparently unlikely places. If stargazing outside is not possible due to the weather, it will be replaced with an indoor screen so that Paul can take you on a virtual tour.

Paul Fellows is chair of the Cambridge Astronomical Association and presenter of the public open nights at the Cambridge University Institute of Astronomy. In 2005 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society. The images above and all the images in Paul’s presentation are his own, taken from his back-garden observatory.

A one-course supper of cottage pie (meat and vegetarian options available) is included.

All drinks, dessert, coffee & tea can be purchased as additional items.


19:00 Observing of the moon beings in twilight
19:15 Venus
19:30 Uranus
19:40 Bright stars and Ursa Major / Pole star tour
19:50 Orion, Taurus and Gemini with the Orion Nebula
20:00 Seven Sisters and the Beehive cluster
20:15 Supper
21:00 Indoor Lecture “Fire and Ice”
21:45 Close

A one-course supper is included. All drinks, dessert, coffee & tea can be purchased as additional items.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL as places are limited. Please call 01328 730399 option 1
Creake Abbey Café, North Creake, Fakenham, Norfolk NR21 9LF