People will have the chance to peer through telescopes at the night sky at a stargazing event in a park.

Watford Borough Council will host three Stargazing in the Park nights, in Cassiobury Park, Watford, to mark the 50th anniversary of the South West Herts Astronomical Society.

Space rocks will be among the rare exhibits displayed in the park’s Hub from 7.30pm to 9.30pm on Saturday, March 17, Sunday, March 18 and Saturday, March 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.

Ian Stotesbury, who is also a space engineer, and other astronomical experts will be on hand to answer all of your questions.

Mr Stotesbury 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 also refreshments at the Stargazing in the Park events.

The events will go ahead whatever the weather, as most of the activities will be held indoors at the Cassiobury Park Hub.

There is no need to book in advance.

To find out more about the events that Watford Borough Council is hosting in Cassiobury Park, visit