Celebrating the solar eclipse at Sacrewell

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Look to the skies with Sacrewell and Peterborough Astronomical Society on Friday as they jointly host a sun party, to celebrate the solar eclipse.

Experts from the society will be at Sacrewell from 8am – 11am, with special scopes that will allow visitors to view the eclipse safely.

Marketing executive Megan Allen said: “It is very important that people don’t look directly at the sun as they can cause permanent damage to their eyes.

“We’ll be here with the experts from Peterborough Astronomical Society with scopes, so that everyone can have a turn at looking at the eclipse.”

The eclipse will start at 8.27am and finish at 10.43am, so there will be plenty of time for everyone who is interested, to have a look.

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun, casting a shadow on the Earth.

“As part of the William Scott Abbott Trust, education is at the fore front of what 
we do, so we think it’s very 
important that not only 
do people see the solar 
eclipse safely, they learn about why it’s happening,” Megan added.

“That’s why we’re teaming up with PAS for this event, free of charge.”

The event will take place on the hard standing of the car park, near the entrance to Sacrewell. Entry and parking is free.

For information visit www.sacrewell.org.uk