On Friday evening about 40 people took part in our Star Gazing which they all enjoyed – even though it was very cold.
Unfortunately we couldn’t hold another one on Saturday evening as it was too cloudy.
On Sunday afternoon 50 people took part in creating a Scale Model of the Solar System in the park. Everyone enjoyed this in spite on the challenging Windy Weather – even the poor people who had to travel to the far ends of the Solar System and place Neptune right out by Linden Gate! They also enjoyed looking at the Astronomical material displayed on the Bandstand.
Lyndsay Jones from the Friends of West Ham Park said “It was fantastic to see so much interest and enthusiasm in the stars and astronomy. Everyone who took part really enjoyed it.”
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th February. Times vary
Friends of West Ham Park bring the stars and planets to you!
Friday 4th February and Saturday 5th February
Star Gazing 6pm to 7.30pm (latest) provided the skies are clear. Note This event is dependent on clear skies — and will be cancelled by 2pm on the day if the weather is unsuitable. Keep up to date on our Facebook and Instagram pages
Sunday 6th February
Solar System comes to West Ham Park 2pm-4pm
Help us build a scale model of the Solar System in West Ham Park! We’ll divide into 8 groups (each with at least one adult). Each group will measure out the scale distance to their allocated planet and leave a stand with some information about that planet it.
Anyone will be able to visit the planets and take part in the rest of the event, even if they arrive too late to put out a planet themselves.
On the Bandstand there will also be a display about the life cycles of stars, and how to travel to our nearest planets, another quiz sheet and the opportunity to “Ask an Astronomer” about any aspect of the weekend.