The weekend was packed full with visiting English Heritage sites, activities and fascinating discussions. We kicked off the weekend with stargazing at Stonehenge with exclusive access to the stones at night, which included getting up close to the stone circle with a personalised guided tour! This was followed by a stargazing session led by an expert astronomer where we saw the moon, Jupiter and Jupiter’s moons through a telescope, and spotted some constellations.
Stonehenge is such a unique place and is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, so the opportunity to have exclusive access to the site and get so close to the stone circle was truly special. It is also an incredible place for stargazing as we know that the positions of the stones are linked to the sun. Our ancestors must have put great importance on what they could see in the sky.