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Astronomical society back in Wirral tonight for Star Party
9:20am Saturday 16th March 2013 in News
Liverpool Astronomical Society will be staging another of its very popular Wirral Star Party this Saturday, March 16, from 7pm, at Wirral Country Park, Thurstaston.
Weather permitting, society members will provided telescopes to look at cosmic wonders such as the Moon, the planet Jupiter with its cloud belts and bright moons.
Plus it is hoped one of the brightest comets seen for many years called "Comet Panstarrs" will be visible.
It will appear low in the West, but astronomers will be on hand to guide visitors in how to find it.
Readers are advised to wait until the Sun has set below the Western horizon before looking for the comet with binoculars.
The event will still go ahead even if there is cloud and rain.
Inside the park's centre, there will be astronomy talks, a membership desk, sales, and society members will provide advice on the use of telescopes or binoculars.
The Star Party is free, with free parking.
Hot drinks and light snacks will also be provided at a small charge.