Stargazers look high for funds

David Miller from Thorner one of the organisers of the 3rd Stargaze together with telescope.
David Miller from Thorner one of the organisers of the 3rd Stargaze together with telescope.
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One of the Thorner Stargaze organisers David Miller hopes to take a closer look on the night. Picture Tony Bartholomew.

And the cosmic event will see stargazing fans treated to a Universe of wonders at the The Victory Hall in Thorner on Saturday December 5 to support the work of The Haven Breast Cancer Support charity.

Over the past two years £3,000 has been raised and 300 people given a stunning trip through the galaxy with amazing views through telescopes.

This year the event is being staged in partnership with York Astronomical Society in the run up to the Geminid meteor shower.

There’ll also be expert advice on what to buy for Christmas for the astronomically curious and fascinating talks.

“With no street lights in Thorner we get a great view of the starry sky and we’ll be banking on providing lots of wonderful views,” said amateur astronomer Richard Darn.

“There is always a fabulous buzz at the event whatever the weather.”

There’ll also the chance to watch time-lapse movies, enjoy sky tours in York University’s Astrocampus travelling planetarium and handle space rocks 4.5 billion years old.

Tickets cost £7 for adults, £3 children and £18 for a family ticket (two adults and two children) and are available at www.thehaven.org.uk/Event/havensabove

General enquiries to havensabove@gmail.com or call 07564 146854.

Organisers said the event, which is wheelchair accessible, runs from 6-9pm and advanced booking is required. It will also go ahead whatever the weather.

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