Chance to learn the secrets behind Stevenage’s mystery sculpture

You will be able to learn the secrets behind this 'mystery' sculpture in the Stevenage Town Square a

You will be able to learn the secrets behind this 'mystery' sculpture in the Stevenage Town Square at the astronomy day on Saturday. Picture: Stevenage Borough Council. - Credit: Archant

Hertford Astronomy group is coming to Stevenage on Saturday to host a day of astronomical fun and knowledge in Forum Square – outside Barclays Bank from 10am to 4pm.

The timing is significant as it’s a day when the Sun and the Moon can both be seen in the sky during the daytime.

The astronomers will have a telescope with them so you can have a look.

They will also reveal the secrets behind Stevenage’s ‘mystery object’ – the sphere-like astronomical sculpture in Forum Square.

If that wasn’t enough to keep you entertained, face painting and live music can also be enjoyed at this free event.


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Group member Jerry Stone said: “As well as explaining just what the ‘mystery sculpture’ is, we hope to allow people to observe the Sun in safety, using special equipment, as well as the Moon which should be visible during the afternoon. Obviously this is subject to clear skies.

If the sky is clear at 12:45pm, then as a bonus there will be a chance to actually measure the size of the Earth using a one-metre rule. That’s a pretty neat trick.”

For more on Hertford Astronomy Group go to www.skiesunlimited.co.uk/HAG/

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