The Suffolk Coast

Family Star Gazing Weekend at Haw Wood Farm

Star Party

This October during the New Moon, Haw Wood Farm Caravans and Camping is hosting a family Star Gazing Weekend. It is aimed at all budding astronomers and those who would like to spend a few nights learning about the night sky while enjoying a relaxed weekend camping.

The Orwell astronomical society and Breckland Astronomical Society will be hosting some fun family activities and a tour of the Night Sky. They will also be available for guests without telescopes to view through their collection of magnificent scopes.The Star Parties are a gathering of both expert astronomists, those with an interest in learning a little more and those who simply want to sit back and gaze at the beauty of the night sky.

Haw Wood Farm has been named a ‘Dark Sky Discovery Site’ due to its unusual lack of light pollution.We have naked eye visibility 5.73, averted 5.99 and a best SQM reading of 21.75.Very few areas of the UK have this award which makes us the perfect place to combine a weekend break with some top quality star gazing.

Because of the nature of the event all lighting on the park will be down to a minimum level or off altogether.They ask anyone participating in this weekend to be aware that to observe the stars at their best, bright lights and torches should be avoided around the observation area.

Pitches can be booked in the usual way online for the standard camping fee. Day entry is free with last departure 11pm.

Event name:
Family Star Gazing Weekend at Haw Wood Farm
Price:
Multiple prices - see website for further details.
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Opening Hours:
One off