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Meteors and Moths - a night out with the stars at RSPB Northward Hill

Last modified: 01 August 2012

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Elephant Hawk Moth decked in velvet.

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Enjoy a night out with the stars at RSPB Northward Hill nature reserve on Sunday August 12th, 9pm until late.
Held in the field next to the car park a spot of stargazing will be complemented by the Perseid meteor shower, an annual spectacle that reaches its climax on this night - one a minute is possible.
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society will be on hand to point out the constellations with laser pointers, and other celestial features: the International Space Station will fly right across the North Kent Marshes during the evening.

Running in parallel, the RSPB staff will reveal the contents of a moth trap, identifying and releasing what drops in on the night and talking about these unsung beauties of your home and our reserves. As you leave, keep an eye out for badgers and little owls along the exit road.

Visitors should meet in the main car park at RSPB Northward Hill, Bromhey Farm (between High Halstow and Cooling) ME3 8DS. There are toilets at the car park.

Event cost: £6 Adults and £4 Children < 16yrs, £2 discount for RSPB members.

Booking in advance is preferred, please call 01634 222480.

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