Spend an evening with the stars at Alvaston Park

People in a park at night time looking up at the sky through large telescopes

Tue 21 Jan 2020

A heavenly evening of stargazing at Alvaston Park on Saturday 25 January will make the most of the winter skies at the darkest time of year.

Activities at the free event include the chance to explore the wonders of the night sky through one of Derby and District Astronomical Society’s telescopes and a star walk led by Beyond the Pencil, who bring science, arts and creativity together.

Visitors can also listen to starry stories, create some astronomy-themed crafts, explore the mysteries of science on Derby Museum’s Makory Bus, watch the illuminated model Alvaston Pirate Boats on the lake and much more. The Waterside Café will also be open for refreshments.

Katie Smith from Alvaston Park Friends said: “2020 marks the tenth Alvaston Park Friends Stargazing event. Alvaston Park Star Party is always hugely popular and there really is something for everyone. If anyone has a telescope that they would like help in setting up, they can bring it along and members of Derby and District Astronomical Society will be happy to help.”

The event is a partnership between Derby City Council’s Parks Team and Alvaston Park Friends. It runs from 5pm to 9pm and visitors are advised to wrap up warm, wear appropriate footwear for outdoors and bring a torch. There is no need to book for any of the activities.