Stargazing special event at Manvers nature reserve

By Michael Upton | 10/01/2018

Stargazing special event at Manvers nature reserve

STARGAZERS are being invited to scan the skies for winged wonders before casting their telescopes to the heavens this weekend.

The RSPB is holding a Nature and the Night Sky event at its Old Moor reserve in Manvers from 3.30pm to 7.30pm on Saturday.

It will involve a choice of guided walk to a hide to watch the wildfowl come in to roost and the possibility of spotting barn owls or bitterns.

Following the walks, members of Swinton Astronomical Society will be on hand to show the wonders of the night sky through their powerful telescopes and there will be a presentation of film footage of the stars and a demonstration of a planetarium.

Refreshments will be available.

The cost is £6 for adults (concessions available) and booking is essential on 01226 751593.