A close encounter with ringed planet

Nigel Bradbury
Nigel Bradbury

Dales astronomer Nigel Bradbury is giving star gazers the chance to have a close encounter with the planet Saturn this month.

Nigel and his telescope will

be out on Matlock’s Park Head, Crown Square, from 8:30pm onwards, on May 16th, 17th, and 18th, subject to clear skies

Members of the public are being invited to view the Matlock skies through

the lens of his powerful six inch refractor telescope with Nigel happily answering any astronomy-related questions.

For more information about finding and spotting the Northern Lights and to check for clear planet watching conditions, contact Nigel on: nigelrbradbury@hotmail.co.uk