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Chance to spot Saturn on trip.

It's time to wrap up warm as forest chiefs go into warp drive to take night owls on a voyage of discovery!

The Forestry Commission is staging its third Spring Star Party in Chopwell Wood, near Gateshead, this Saturday, from 8.30pm.

Powerful telescopes will slew to Saturn, located over 800 million miles away in the solar system's icy depths.

There will be fabulous views of its ring system and its brighter moons.

Eyes will also be peeled to spot 'UFOs' zipping overhead in the shape of manmade satellites flying over the 900-acre beauty spot!

But to take part you will need to book in advance on (01388) 488312.

Ranger Leanne Shipley says: "This is the best time of the year to view Saturn, with the planet riding high in the evening sky."

The two-hour event meets at the forest classroom and costs pounds 5 adults, pounds 3 concession and pounds 12 for a family ticket.

Bring warm clothing, torch and binoculars. More on the Forestry Commission at www.forestry.gov.uk/ NorthEastEngland
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Mar 21, 2007
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