Star gazing in Chambers Farm Wood

Sparkling star clusters and remote galaxies are the enticing quarry as night owls are invited to journey into outer space on Saturday April 13.

The Forestry Commission is staging its popular Spring star party in 900 acre Chambers Wood, near Wragby.

Shedding light on the mysteries of the universe will be Horncastle-based astronomer, Paul Money.

Spring is known as the galaxy observing season, with scores of these distant star cities millions of light years away visible in telescopes and even binoculars.

Ranger Hannah Darcell said: “The dark skies above Chambers really come into their own when seeking ouch such distant objects.

“There will also be many other celestial objects on view closer to home.

“Stargazing has become really popular and this is a great chance to find out more about how to seek out some of the wonders of the night sky.”

The event costs £5 per person and takes place at Chambers Farm Wood Centre, sign-posted off the B1203 Wragby to Bardney road.

Places are limited and you will need to book.

To secure your place call 01623 821452 or 07789 942599.

You are advised to bring a torch and warm clothing.

There will also be a colourful presentation indoors before going outside to use the telescopes - providing the weather.

Stargazer Richard Darn added: “The view from Chambers Farm Wood can be absolutely stunning and really is a must see.”