Souter Lighthouse to host sun-gazing event

SOLAR EVENT ... at Souter Lighthouse.
SOLAR EVENT ... at Souter Lighthouse.
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ASTRONOMY fans are in for a treat when a sun-gazing event takes place at Souter Lighthouse.

The South Shields Astronomical Society has teamed up with the lighthouse to organise the event, which is the first of its kind at Souter.

Those who attend from 11am next Sunday will be able to use telescopes to see sun spots and solar prominences, which are large and bright features that extend outward from the sun’s surface.

Two well-attended events were held earlier this year at the lighthouse in Coast Road, Whitburn, and organisers are hopeful of another successful day.

Simon Colvine, visitor experience manager at Souter Lighthouse, said: “We’re looking to build our relationship with the society, and hopefully make this kind of thing a regular event for us.”