Watch This Space: Amazing Things To See In The Night Sky

June 21, 2022
by Kate Disney & Pixar's "Lightyear"

    If you’ve seen some space-themed recipes and activities from us recently, it’s because we’re so excited to have teamed up with Disney and Pixar to celebrate the launch of the new original sci-fi action-adventure, “Lightyear”. 

    There are lots of ways you can bring all the adventure of the “Lightyear” movie to your own home, from delicious recipes for the whole family to hosting a space-themed tea party, but did you know that you can see some of the universe’s most amazing sights by simply looking up at the sky?  

    Get the whole family involved in a little star gazing as we take you through some of the exciting moments in the night-sky calendar. Make sure you have your space-themed snacks at the ready! 

    Noctilucent clouds

    These silvery blue clouds are a super sight to be seen! Noctilucent clouds only appear on a clear summer’s night, once the sun has sunk below the local horizon. Between the end of May and the beginning of August, look to the northern horizon at twilight and keep your eyes peeled for these silvery, swirl-like clouds. 

    Launch into space with our snacks…

    Apple aliens image
    Space themed Party Table Image

    Super Moon

    Fingers crossed for a clear day without clouds, as the 13th July will bring a Super Moon to our skies. If you fancy some space-themed snacks to celebrate the occasion, why not try our colourful fruity rocket skewers

    Fruit rocket skewers image

    Simply alternate your berries and fruits of choice (we think blueberries, grapes, strawberries and pineapple work well!) and create your very own rocket. 

    Top tips for star gazing

    Whether you live in a town, city or in the countryside, it’s possible to see amazing things in the night sky wherever you are. Certain times of the year are great for spotting stars and gazing up into the galaxy – early autumn here in the UK is a great time to see the Milky Way high in the sky. You can even see the Northern Lights if you’re lucky, in parts of the North of England and Scotland. On a clear, dark night, see if you and the family can spot favourites like The Big Dipper and other beautiful patterns of stars. Why not make this tasty yoghurt galaxy bark or star and moon shaped dippers to mark the occasion? 

    Galaxy yoghurt bark recipe image
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    “Lightyear” inspired recipes

    Thinking about how spaceships get into space while eating spaghetti? Tucking into a traybake and wondering how black holes are made? Tuck into our tasty “Lightyear” inspired recipes like our Rosemary Roast Chicken and Tomato ‘Asteroids’ with Mini Roast Potatoes and Tenderstem® Broccoli or the Pesto and Roasted Veg’Half Moon’ Quesadillas with Cheddar and Baby Leaf Salad, and get some space-themed conversations going of your own around the family dinner table. 

    Pesto and Roasted Veg 'Half Moon' Quesadillas with Cheddar and Baby Leaf Salad recipe image

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