There will be free Stargazing in the Park events this month to mark the 50th anniversary of the South West Herts Astronomical Society.

There will be rare objects on display right here in Watford.

Space rocks will be among the rare exhibits displayed in the Cassiobury Park Hub from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on March 17, 18 and 24.

A replica of British astronaut Tim Peake’s Sokul space suit, on loan by the UK Space Agency, will be displayed, as will the Astronomical Society’s real meteorite samples.

People can peer through telescopes and explore the wonders of our night sky as the season changes from winter into spring.

Space engineer Ian Stotesbury and other astronomical experts will be on hand to answer questions.

Ian has been involved in the manufacture, test and launch of a number of spacecraft for both public and private sector customers.

Deputy Mayor of Watford, Cllr Peter Taylor, said: “I’m really looking forward to going to this event with my family.

“It is great that we will have experts from South West Herts Astronomical Society in Cassiobury Park to show us the wonders of our solar system.

“I’m sure that it will be a fascinating evening – and it’s free too!”

There will be children’s activities from Watford Community Housing and events will go ahead whatever the weather, as most of the activities will be held indoors at the Cassiobury Park Hub.

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