As some of you will know we lost our dear son Geoff who used to write this blog with his lovely sense of humour and photos,with sudden cardiac arrest in June. We struggle to carry on & will be doing our best in 2019 .Our best wishes to you all, Liz & Pat

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Mrs P. Cooke
Great Prawls Farm
Stone-in-Oxney
Tenterden
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October 14, 2015

'Blood Moon' curtesy of Marlies at Tamworth Cottage!
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My attempt at spotting the Northern Lights
Shooting Star from the Perseid Meteor Shower - Yes I know its dark !

Stargazing is becoming an increasingly popular hobby and with good reason, it gets you out and about, costs next to nothing and can be a really fun experience. Its also a great way of getting youngsters interested and involved in science and the environment.

Here on the farm we are lucky to have been blessed with some pretty dark skies, our rural location means we are well away from the urban light pollution that can so easily spoil the party. Earlier in the year, the Perseid meteor shower put on an excellent display, punctuated only by our regular exclamations of...there's one, there's another, missed it, that was a big one and the occasional 'wow'!

Optimistically perhaps, we also keep an eye out for the Northern Lights which have been visible further and further south in recent times. I've managed to capture a glowing luminescence on the horizon with my camera but it's very hard to say whether or not it really was the Northern Lights, I suspect not!

Most recently, a guest of ours staying in Tamworth captured the Blood Moon that occurred when the full moon fell into the shadow of the Earth on the 28th of September, turning it a deep red colour - a really special sight.

The Observatory Science Centre (formerly know as the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux ) is only a 45 minute drive away, so if you are into Astronomy or a keen Astro Photographer, as a number of our guests are, why not treat yourself to a stay in one of our cottages this November or December. Email or telephone us and we can give you a price for a long weekend or a midweek break and we still have availability for Christmas and the New Year.