Feb 29 2012 by Helen Hunt, Heswall News
WIRRAL residents will be looking to the stars this weekend as a country park in the borough hosts a ‘star party’.
Wirral Country Park is hosting the event to give people the opportunity to stargaze with experts from the Liverpool Astronomical Society.
The Wirral Star Party is designed to stimulate interest in the science of astronomy which includes the study of stars, galaxies and planets.
Organisers say with less light pollution than many more built up areas of Wirral the park, located in Thurstaston, is an ideal place to survey the sky.
Cllr Lesley Rennie, Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, said: “The beautiful surrounds of Wirral Country Park are the perfect place to stargaze.
‘‘We are proud to offer a wide range of events through our parks and I am sure that this will be an enchanting experience for everyone who takes part.”
The Wirral Star Party will be held at 7.30pm this Saturday, March 3 and is free to attend.
The event is part of a regular series of Star Parties held by the Society across Merseyside.
Booking is not necessary but those attending should wear suitable clothing.
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