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Discover why 30,000 people were once on Moor Park

Posted on - 26th June, 2017 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, History, Moor Park, News, Nostalgia, Parks, Things To Do
Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event
Crowds out in Moor Park early for the astronomical event

On the 90th anniversary of a major astronomical event there will be a celebration held in Preston.

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More than 30,000 people crowded onto Moor Park at 6.32am on Wednesday 29 June 1927.

Preston and District Astronomical Society are holding an event at Jeremiah Horrocks Observatory in the park to mark the event.

A total solar eclipse brought tens of thousands of people out.

The astronomical society’s event is free and all are welcome to attend from 10am to 4pm at the observatory during Thursday 29 June.

Read more: Here’s what’s on at Moor Park this summer

The Moor Park observatory has recently seen a new ramp put in
The Moor Park observatory has recently seen a new ramp put in

They’ve also released some archive pictures from the 1927 eclipse.

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