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Watching the Sky: Winter Constellations

Mentored by Elaine EichnerMentor summary: Astronomer, physicist, writer
Location address: Ashurst Wood, RH19 3RX
Chosen age group:

For ages: 8 - 11 years

Available tickets:
Standard £40
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest


From the earliest of times, people have looked up at the sky in wonder, and have tried to make sense of what they see there. During these sessions, we will follow in their footsteps, using a mixture of stories, role-play, drawing, observation, and reasoning to become better acquainted with what we see in the sky. We will improve our understanding of the movements and processes we observe, while keeping that sense of awe and wonder. This block of sessions will focus on the stars that we can see in the sky in winter. We will begin to understand the patterns that peoples have made by joining groups of stars together, and to learn the stories associated with the winter constellations. This experience is complete in itself, but I hold other experiences in the Watching the Sky series, each focussing on different objects in the sky and the stories and characters associated with them. Children can therefore take more than one block of sessions, and build up a deeper understanding of this fas...

Elaine Eichner·Astronomer, physicist, writer
As well as a maths/physics degree, I have long been passionate about astronomy, and about how different civilisations have interpreted the roles of the bodies in the sky. I have taught, lectured, and written articles about this and related subjects.

Learning aims

To begin to understand why the stars in the night sky were imaged in groups, and to learn how different cultures assembled those groups.

Strengths to develop

The sky is a part of the natural universe in which we find ourselves, and trying to make sense of what we see there is a fascinating and ongoing quest in itself. It also helps us to develop careful observation skills, and to move our focus from the bigger picture to small details, and to fit the two together to make sense of the world.

What's provided



Enhanced DBS

Safeguarding Training

First Aid Training

First Aid Kit

Smoke Detector

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we'll be

Hammerwood Road, Ashurst Wood, West Sussex, RH19 3RX

Pricing information

Ticket: Standard £40

Pricing information


My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.

No refunds are given except in the case of a cancellation by the Mentor.


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