Take a fresh look at sunset over Liverpool.
For one sunset only solar physicist Dr Lucie Green (who earlier this year appeared on Stargazing: Back To Earth (BBC2), BBC Breakfast, and Blue Peter along with Liverpudlian astronomer John Moran (from Liverpool’s World Museum Planetarium) will host a special sunset viewing in Liverpool’s Everton Park.
Lucie and John will talk in detail about the sun; what it is, what it means to life on earth, and why, at sunset, the sky turns pink and orange. Then there will be an opportunity to watch the sun set over the Mersey Estuary, dipping into the Irish Sea as dusk veils the city before dark.
The schedule for the evening will be as follows:
17:30 Refreshments will be available in Everton Park
17:45 Visitors take their seats
18:00 Introduction by actor and pantomime dame Andrew Pollard
18:10 Kerry Morrison, environment artist introduces Our Liverpool Landscape
18:20 Dr Lucie Green will give an insight into the sun and solar physics
18:36 The sun sets
18:40 John Moran discusses the sun, astronomy and the night sky.
This event is organised by environment artist Kerry Morrison and actor Andy Pollard as part of Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today, inspired by Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings.
This is an outdoor event so make sure to wrap up warm and bring an umbrella. There is limited seating at the event which will be provided on a first come, first served basis, so please bring a blanket in case you need to sit on the floor. A pair of sunglasses for viewing the setting sun, and a torch for after dark are also recommended.
The event will take place in Everton Park on the slope between the viewing car park and the pagoda near Village Street. The venue for this event may be changed to Tate Liverpool if there is bad weather on the day. It is recommended that visitors call the gallery on 0151 702 7400 after midday on Saturday 6 October to confirm the venue.