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Jupiter Nights: Get to grips with astronomy in Sunderland

Nissan Sports and Social club have teamed up with Sunderland Astronomical Society to stage Jupiter Nights.
Nissan Sports and Social club have teamed up with Sunderland Astronomical Society to stage Jupiter Nights.
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LOOK to the night sky to learn more about our universe.

Sunderland Astronomical Society is hosting a series of Jupiter Nights as an introduction to stargazing and astronomy.

Local astronomers will talk to visitors about the wonder of the night sky at the Cygnus Observatory at WWT Washington Wetlands Centre.

Powerful telescopes will be available to unveil the moon, the mighty Jupiter and its four largest moons.

Visitors will also be able to see the stellar nursery, the Orion Nebula, as well as star clusters, The Seven Sisters and The Beehive.

The event is suitable for all ages and there will be lots of telescopes of all shapes and sizes.

Highlights will also include interactive presentations and workshops with a question and answer session.

Visitors can benefit from expertise, information and advice from members of Sunderland Astronomical Society.

They can also watch astro related videos and demonstrations, and children can take part in astro related crafts.

There’s a cafe on site for refreshments.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to wear suitable clothing for the weather.

•Jupiter Nights take place at WWT Washington Wetlands Centre, tomorrow and Saturday, from 6.30pm. Entry is free. Visit www.sunderlandastro.com for more.