Star gazing around the lake

Tips for budding astronomers

  1. Stargazing is best done before the moon is full, so it might be worth looking at the next new moon dates before you book your trip.
  2. See if you can spot the glow of the Andromeda Galaxy. Two million light years away, this is the most distant object the human eye can see. If you use binoculars you should be able to see Andromeda’s elliptical shape.
  3. Make sure you take warm clothes. Even on a balmy summer evening, with clear skies above, stargazing can get chilly all year round. A hot drink is never amiss either.
  4. Want to stargaze and stay? Why not find a wonderful place to sleep under the stars?