Winter stargazing adventure pack - a self-led journey
"Experiencing the night sky...triggers a host of physical and psychological benefits, from boosting creativity and lowering stress to making us care more about the wellbeing of our planet."
- Jo Marchant, Author of The Human Cosmos.
This digital pack has been created to take yourself (and your partner and family if you wish!) on an awe-inspiring journey to a corner of the Northern Hemisphere's night sky. It contains:
A beautiful digital guidebook including information on the science behind awe, inspiring quotes from scientists and authors, a story about the life and death of two star sisters, a star chart and scientific and mythical stories about three winter star formations: Orion, Seven Sisters and Sirius
A magical, meditative 20 minute audioguide on YouTube that talks you through the stories in the guidebook - listen as you gaze at the stars or as an imaginary experience if stars are hard to see where you live (there is an image of the night sky if you watch it on YouTube too)
A 30 minute starry night sky painting class on YouTube demonstrating some of the techniques I use to paint the night sky and encouraging you to get creative and paint your own night sky.
Nature journaling prompts to help you record your experience
2021 Astronomy phenology wheel PDF showing the dates for all the main UK astronomical events for 2021, such as meteor showers, partial eclipses, equinoxes, solstices and moon phases. An easy way to navigate the night sky throughout 2021. This PDF is also available as a print.
As this is a digital download, you will get the adventure pack straight to your inbox as soon as you have bought it. You will also get any future updates to this self-led Winter Stargazing Adventure pack. The self-led adventure pack is available until 31 March 2021 and will only return again next winter.
You can take the adventure in your garden, on your doorstep or from your window. You can even take an imaginary adventure using the audioguide if getting outside isn't an option.
Scientists studying awe are starting to find that experiencing something beyond our comprehension seems to gift us the ability to break out of our everyday thinking and assumptions and see the world afresh.
Include a Winter Skies gift set
Add a stunning Winter Sky gift set to your order, usually £35, and gift yourself:
1 x A5 'rest a while' snowy branch print
8 x moon phase notelets
1 x 'shine like the brightest star in the sky' greetings card