Moon watching with the Dark Sky Ranger
The moon is something that you can see even in the brightest towns and cities, it is something that we are all used to but what do you really know about it? My astronomy binoculars are great for giving us a closer look. They allow us to see the Sea of Tranquillity, the area where Neil Armstrong first set foot on the moon. you can see the craters in greater detail. Moon light nights are also fantastic for being able to pick out the brightest stars and constellations which helps if you are a star watching beginner. These prominent stars are the basis of a sound knowledge of a nigh time sky and once you know them you can start navigating your way around finding other stars and constellations.
I am one of four Biosphere and Dark Sky Rangers who provide training and official backing to us. We all specialise in slightly different ways of promoting night time experiences. I specialise in moon watching and stargazing for special occasions as well as family friendly activities relating to the night sky, some of which happen in daylight.