Stargazing at the Tower
Stargazing at the Tower
Join us at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 11th November for an exclusive astronomical event.
A lecture will be given in our beautiful Banqueting Hall from Professor Donald Kurtz, a senior lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, who specialises in Asteroseismology.
An experienced public speaker who has done talks in all four corners of the world, he has enjoyed a long career in the field of Astronomy and has travelled to some of the world’s greatest astronomical hotspots.
The Tower’s Vaio Tea Room and Bar will be open from 5pm on the night for snacks and refreshments and the lecture will begin at 6pm prompt so we advise all visitors to take find seats as early as possible.
We are excited to announce that Immersive Experiences will be joining us at our Stargazing event by bringing their domed planetarium for people to enter and immerse themselves into astronomy and learn all about the planets and stars after the Stellarium. Visit their website here to learn more about their products and services!
**There will be no seating allocation for this event so it is first come first served**
The lecture will take place for approximately one hour, after which visitors will get the chance to go back into the Tea Room or The King’s Hall Bar for extra snacks and refreshments.
At this time, visitors will be encouraged to take a walk outside into our Wilderness Gardens where they can do some stargazing with telescopes brought from the Alston Observatory team which is run by the University of Central Lancashire.
Even if the weather is not on our side, don’t worry because we have plenty of astronomy-related activities to get involved with.
Please feel free to bring your own telescopes and astrophotography equipment along for your own personal usage in the outdoor stargazing segment of the event.
Any photographs taken with the Tower in them would be appreciatively received and used for promotional purposes by our marketing staff with your respective permissions.
Please be aware that the site closes at 10:30pm to all visitors.
This event has been made possible as part of the wider Hoghton Tower – UCLan Initiativeand by the cooperation of its faculty in the Jeremiah Horrocks Institute.
**All terms and conditions for this event are the same as the general terms and conditions for any other event at the Tower and should be familiarised with prior to your visit**
Sorry, no tickets are currently on sale for this session.