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Friends of West Ham Park bring the stars and planets to you!
Friday 4th February and Saturday 5th February 2022
Star Gazing 6pm to 7.30pm (latest) provided the skies are clear.
Meet at Main Gate on Upton Lane.
We will walk to Bandstand for a talk and then move to an open dark area to see the stars.
Exit via South Gate.
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 2022 2pm-4pm
Meet on the Bandstand (which will become the Sun) at 2pm.
We will divide into 8 groups (each with at least one adult). Each group will measure out the scale distance to their allocated planet, leave a stand in the appropriate location with the planet’s picture and some information about it.
Each Group returns to the ‘Sun” to collect a question sheet. They can then visit each planet in turn to learn about them all.
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. There will be another quiz sheet and the opportunity to “Ask an Astronomer” about any aspect of the weekend.