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The stars at night
Erewash Museum is hosting a FREE Astronomy Night on Saturday November 11, when amateur 
astronomers can look at the night sky with the help of experts.
Members of the Ilkeston and District Astronomy Society will be on hand in the museum gardens 
between 7pm and 9pm when visitors will get the chance to learn more about astronomy, planets 
and the galaxies. Interactive science demonstrations will also be taking place throughout the 
There will also be the opportunity to use professional stargazing equipment and the museum rooms 
will be open for a chance to view the building and exhibitions – while the Old Stable Tea Rooms will 
be open for refreshments.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says: 
“This evening event is always popular with people of all ages interested in learning more 
about astronomy, the planets and galaxies. There is also the added bonus of being able to 
use professional equipment to view the stars in greater detail.”
Please bring warm clothing and suitable footwear. Use of professional equipment is weather 
Erewash Museum is located in Ilkeston town centre, a short walk from the Market Place. Opening 
hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10am-4pm, and Monday to Saturday 
during school holidays. Admission is free. Contact 0115 907 1141, email 
museum@erewash.gov.uk or visit the Facebook page /erewashmuseum. You can also follow the 
museum on Twitter @Erewash_Museum, and Instagram @erewashmuseum.


Pleasefeel free to come along and join us. 

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A big thank you to everyone that that came to our event at Erewash museum last night. Dispite the cloud we still had over 400 people attend. We did manage to snatch a few glimpses of the stars Vega and Capella, as well as the double cluster in Perseus and the  pleiades in Taurus. There was a couple of talks carried out by our members and a static display board of members photos. our friend "cool science" put on a interesting display with pops and bangs!
Also a big thank you to our members and the staff at the museum without whom we couldn't of held the event. Thank you for your continued support.

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