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common name for any of several species of marine fishes of the family Uranoscopidae, found in southern waters, and having the mouth, nostrils, and eyes set high in the head. Stargazers lie buried in the sand, waiting for their prey of small crustaceans. Some species have electrical cells, developed from the optic nerve, capable of inflicting strong shocks, and all species have venomous spines. Another family, Dactyloscopidae, comprises the sand stargazers, which have eyes also set high in the head. They are found in the Atlantic Ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Stargazers of both families are classified in the phylum ChordataChordata
, phylum of animals having a notochord, or dorsal stiffening rod, as the chief internal skeletal support at some stage of their development. Most chordates are vertebrates (animals with backbones), but the phylum also includes some small marine invertebrate animals.
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, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, families Uranoscopidae and Dactyloscopidae.
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STARGAZING TIPS FROM AN EXPERT MARK Thompson has over 20 years of experience in observational astronomy and is a strong advocate of getting families outside looking up at the night sky.
To book your stay at the Stargazing Pods, guests can visit Packages include: Overnight stay in a unique Stargazing Pod A delicious takeaway breakfast bap and hot drink Your 2nd Day free in the Theme Park Evening entertainment for all the family Early access to selected rides and attraction Free 9-hole round of Extraordinary Golf Stargazing tips New research from AltonTowers found that one in four Brits (25 per cent) do not regularly gaze at the stars with half (50 per cent) admitting they are unable to identify the Milky Way.
"It is a message that we instil with every stargazing event we host at The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre on Hadrian's Wall.
'Immediately, when I got home, I sent e-mails to all groups that were holding stargazing tours, and PAS was the first to respond.
The Stargazing Pods join four other hotels at Alton Towers, including the world's only CBeebies Land Hotel which opened in 2017.
The Guinness World Records title for the Most people stargazing across multiple venues at the same time was won during the broadcast of ABCs Stargazing Live on Wednesday 23 May,
Stargazing all year round is an amazing experience." Snowdonia National Park "Snowdonia National Park Dark Sky Reserve has many locations that are ideal for stargazing."
Travel publisher Rough Guides - known for its "tell it like it is" attitude - named the Brecon Beacons top in its list of "the world's top stargazing spots".
We at Astrotrips wait every year for the summer and the Earth's trip around the sun to establish professional stargazing and astrophotography trips to catch and photograph the Milky Way galaxy," founder of Astrotrips Amr Abd el-Wahab, former researcher at the Nile University, said in the event's Facebook page.
On February 12 at 7pm, the National Park Visitor Centre team up with the Mayor of Brecon and the Gurkha regiment, based at the Infantry Battle School, for a stargazing evening to raise funds for the Mayor of Brecon charities.
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