Where to see the Orionid Meteor Shower – October 2017

Where to see the Orionid Meteor Shower – October 2017

The annual Orionid meteor shower takes place from 2nd October through to 7th November. Peak activity occurs on the evening of 20th October and the early hours of the 21st October when approximately 20 meteors per hour might be seen —
the best time being from midnight through to dawn. (main image credit: SLOOH)

The meteors (or shooting stars) are caused from the dust trail left over by Halley’s comet. As the dust particles enter Earth’s atmosphere at speed they burn up through friction with their energy being converted from mass into light. They are named the Orionids after the part of the sky they seem to originate from, or the “radiant”, in this case the constellation of Orion.


Image credit: Sky and Telescope

To make things even better the peak of the shower this year takes place at new moon. The skies will be free from moonlight and darkness will allow any fainter shooting stars to be spotted. It’s therefore well worthwhile planning ahead and travelling to a dark sky location to escape light pollution.

Hours of darkness on 20th October

Wherever you choose to go first tell someone where you are going, wrap up warm, take some hot drinks and snacks and be patient! Good luck spotting them! We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed the weather is favourable for you!

Public stargazing events 19th October – 22nd October

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Stargazers Lounge Star Party - Autumn 2017

Lucksall Camping and Caravan Park, Hereford, HR1 4LP

Stargazers Lounge is a popular online astronomy forum and this star party event enables members to meet up in the real world rather than the digital one!  This official star-camp is well attended by amateur astronomers with all levels of experience...

Friday 13th October 2017 from 17:00pm to Friday 20th October 2017 12:00pm

19/10/17
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Kielder Forest Star Camp - Autumn 2017

Kielder Campsite, Kielder, NE48 1ER

Kielder Forest Star Camp is staged annually in spring and autumn in the darkest part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.People come from around the country and camp on Kielder Campsite (although some prefer to stay in B and Bs,...

Wednesday 18th October 2017 from 12:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 13:00pm

19/10/17
19:00
11°
93%

Mills Observatory Open Nights - Winter 2018

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

You are invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings through their winter season (October to March).Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and see some of the brighter...

Tonight from 17:00

19/10/17
19:00
11°
90%

Heaton Park Astronomy Group Meeting

Heaton Park Bowls Pavilion - Prestwich, Prestwich, M25 2GT

Join the members of Heaton Park Astronomy Group for this one of their regular meetings at Heaton Park Bowls Pavilion. If the skies are clear there will be observing through telescopes, if not there is plenty of opportunity to chat about all things...

Tonight from 20:00

19/10/17
19:00
13°
89%

Observing with Sandy Astronomical Society

Sandye Place Academy, Sandy, SG19 1JD

Join members from Sandy Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observing sessions at Sandye Place Academy.  Check the group's Facebook page to confirm that the event is going ahead.

Tonight from 20:00

19/10/17
19:00
14°
46%

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

Perton Library, Perton, WV6 7QU

The Perton Library Astronomy Group is a small, friendly group that is open for anyone with an interest in astronomy to join them.  They meet on the third Thursday every month, events are completely free and involve stargazing and observing outside...

Tonight from 20:00

19/10/17
19:00
12°
90%

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory, Washington, NE38 8LE

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to...

Tonight from 20:00

19/10/17
19:00
13°
96%

Wilton Park Observatory Open Night

Wilton Park Observatory, Batley, WF17 0AS

Join members of Batley & Spenborough Astronomical Society as they open their observatory in Wilton Park for this one of their regular weekly society meetings and observing nights. Members of the public are welcome to attend in return for a small...

Tonight from 20:00

19/10/17
19:00
14°
94%

Andover Astronomical Society Meeting

Grateley Village Hall, Andover, SP11

Meeting of Andover Astronomical Society with talk / presentation and observing afterwards if weather permits.

Tonight from 20:30

19/10/17
19:00
14°
93%

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

Emmaus Community Cafe - Brighton, Portslade, BN41 2PA

Join the Foredown Tower Astronomers for this one of their regular monthly meetings at the Emmaus Community Cafe in Brighton.  For a small fee you'll enjoy an astronomical talk or presentation and then observing afterwards should the skies be...

Tonight from 20:30

19/10/17
19:00
16°
91%

Observation Evening with Torbay Astro

Torquay Boys Grammar School, Torquay, TQ2 7EL

Join members of Torbay Astronomical Society as they open their observatory for an evening of stargazing. Non-members welcome for a small fee.

Tonight from 20:30

19/10/17
19:00
13°
92%

Southport Astronomical Society Meeting

Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Southport, PR8 6LG

Anyone with an interest in astronomy is welcome to attend this one of Southport Astronomical Society's regular monthly meetings.  Each meeting consists of a talk or presentation, Q&A session and if the weather permits observing afterwards.

Tonight from 20:30

19/10/17
19:00
13°
91%

Kielder Observatory Open Night

Kielder Observatory, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Kielder Observatory is one of the best stargazing experiences to be had. It's location within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and it's friendly and experienced Astronomers make it a must-visit attraction.  Even the journey through...

Tonight from 21:00

19/10/17
19:00
11°
93%

Loughton Astronomical Society Meeting

Theydon Bois Scout Hall, Epping, CM16 7EJ

Everyone is invited to join the members of Loughton Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Thursday evening meetings which include a wide variety of different activities including presentations and observing.

Tonight from 21:00

19/10/17
19:00
15°
16%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Tonight from 21:00

19/10/17
19:00
12°
45%

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

Prince of Wales - Esher, Esher, KT10 8LA

Join members of Walton Astronomy Group for their monthly meeting for an overview of what to see in the sky over the coming month and observing if it's clear.

Tonight from 21:00

19/10/17
19:00
15°
87%

Walsall Astronomical Society Meeting

Rushall Olympic Football Club, Rushall, WS4 1LJ

Members of the Walsall Astronomical Society meet most Thursday evenings at the ground of Rushall Olympic FC. The group consists of many active observers with a range of telescopes with new members being welcome to join. On the third Thursday of...

Tonight from 21:30

19/10/17
19:00
12°
84%

Mills Observatory Open Nights - Winter 2018

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

You are invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular open evenings through their winter season (October to March).Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and see some of the brighter...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 16:00pm to 22:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
15%

Bayfordbury Observatory Open Evening

Bayfordbury Observatory, Bayfordbury, SG13 8LD

Meet the researchers at the University of Hertfordshire and enjoy their expert guidance as they demonstrate the workings of their seven optical telescopes and, weather permitting, looking through them! These evenings are split into two sessions with...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 18:00pm to 22:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
5%

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter)

Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

This event is one of many regular public open evenings at the The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh which take place all year round. Find our more about the historic contributions the observatory has made with a team of astronomers who will help you...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
13°
10%

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Join a team of Dark Sky Rangers for this public stargazing event under the dark skies of Kirroughtree.  Ticket required which includes hot food and drinks, presentations and stargazing.  Contact Kirroughtree Visitor Centre for bookings.

Friday 20th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
11°
17%

Guided night walk and camping at Westermill Farm

Westermill Farm - Exford, Minehead, TA24 7NJ

This event forms part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017.  Join the team from Channel Adventure for a guided night walk from Westermill Farm.  Stay at the...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
11°
88%

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

High Legh Community Observatory, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Join members of High Legh Astronomical Society in their charming and welcoming observatory. Open every Friday evening (weather permitting) and free of charge this is a great opportunity to go stargazing with a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
11°
9%

Orionids Meteor Shower Observing

Wembury Beach Car Park, Plymouth, PL9 0HP

Join the members of Plymouth Astronomical Society for this meteor observing session at Wembury Beach Car Park. Please contact the society if you plan to attend.

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
15°
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Stargazing in Cranborne Chase AONB

New Remembrance Hall - Charlton, Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL

Astronomer and Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies advisor Bob Mizon will regale the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s director Linda Nunn will detail developments concerning the Cranborne Chase...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
4%

Stargazing Party at RSPB Pulborough

RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Pulborough, RH20 2EL

Experience the RSPB Pulborough nature reserve by night at this public stargazing party! The venue is located within the South Downs Dark Sky Reserve and benefits from wonderful dark skies and a perfect place to explore the constellations above....

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
13°
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North Norfolk Astronomy Society Meeting

Binham Village Hall, Fakenam, NR21

Members of North Norfolk Astronomy Society meet on the third Friday of each month at Binham Village Hall for a talk / presentation and observing outside if weather permits.

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
17%

Rosse Observatory Open Night

Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

You are invited to join members of West Yorkshire Astronomical Society for this one of their regular open evenings at Rosse Observatory.Tuesday evenings are primarily for members and tend to be more formal, Friday evenings are more social and...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
6%

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Enjoy a family-friendly full-dome immersive presentation at Wynyard Planetarium and join astronomers after the show for stargazing and observing using their observatory telescope (if weather permits).

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
14°
9%

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
5%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:00pm to Saturday 21st October 2017 00:00am

20/10/17
19:00
11°
55%

Stargazing Weekend at Island Planetarium

Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

This special weekend event takes place at the Island Planetarium and is a fantastic opportunity for everyone from complete beginners to serious amateur astronomers to spend a couple of nights under the dark skies of the Isle of Wight.There's...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 13:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
15°
4%

Weekend Stargazing Break at The Steadings

The Steadings at the Gouse & Trout, Inverness, IV2 6XD

This event offers a fantastic opportunity for a weekend two night dinner, bed and breakfast break under the dark starry skies near Loch Ness!Join local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh for fascinating astronomy talks and outdoor stargazing and...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 11:00am

20/10/17
19:00
10°
6%

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

Battlesteads Observatory, Wark, NE48 3LS

Visit Battlesteads Observatory for an evening of stargazing.  Note that event start times are 20:30pm during winter and change to 21:00pm through the summer months.

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

20/10/17
19:00
12°
10%

Bryan Joynes Observatory Open Night

Brian Joynes Observatory, Doncaster, DN10 6RG

Join members of Doncaster Astronomical Society at their Brian Joynes Observatory for this one of their regular Friday observing sessions. These events are open to the public (small fee) however weather permitting so please check first with event...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 21:30pm to 22:30pm

20/10/17
22:00
11°
10%

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Every Saturday afternoon the Keele Observatory is open to the public for solar observing. See our closest star like you may never have done before! The observatory is open no matter the weather with a short tour of the facility and a chance to...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Dark Sky Discovery at Low Gillerthwaite

Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre, Cleator, CA23 3AX

View the dark skies above Low Gillerthwaite at this free public open evening. Although the event is scheduled to finish at 19:30 it will continue into the evening if weather permits. Visitors may stay over in the self-catering hostel charged at...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 16:00pm to 19:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
90%

Family Astro Party at Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake, Near Tiverton, TA22

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Hosted by UK Space Ambassador Jo Richardson from Space Detectives and stargazing with Tiverton & Mid...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
65%

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

Hyde Common - Pentons Hill, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Join members of Fordingbrdige Astronomical Society for this regular stargazing session at their observing location in Hyde, near Fordingbridge. Members of the public welcomed although are asked to abide by observing guidelines including the use of...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
8%

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Orionids Meteor Shower

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This event offers a fantastic opportunity to look through the incredibly impressive historical telescopes at Herstmonceux which offer amazing views of the moon, planets and objects way beyond from their dark sky location. Viewing is subject to...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 00:00am

21/10/17
19:00
12°
7%

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given,...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
5%

Stargazing at Clatteringshaws

Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

Join a team of Dark Sky Rangers for this public stargazing event under the dark skies of Clatteringshaws.  Ticket required which includes hot food and drinks, presentations and stargazing. Contact Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre for bookings.

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
58%

Stargazing with Sheffield Astronomical Society

Sportsman Inn at Lodge Moor, Sheffield, S10 5NF

Join members of Sheffield Astronomical Society for this one of their regular weather-dependent observing evenings with stargazing from the sports field next to the Sportsman Inn.

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to 22:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
10°
87%

A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Join the Astronomers of Northumberland Astronomical Society for this stargazing event ideal for beginners.  There will be 3 scheduled presentations throughout the evening focussing on the Northumberland night skies and then opportunity to observe...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
49%

Astrophotography Workshop at Killhope Museum

Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR

Learn to photograph the night sky from one of the darkest locations in the North Pennines at Killhope Museum. This highly practical three-hour introduction to photographing the night sky is being led by Gary Lintern and his expert team. Prior...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
92%

East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

Scamblesby Village Hall, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Everyone is invited to join the members of the East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club for this one of their regular club meetings. The event will often include a talk by a guest speaker and always include stargazing and an observing looking through...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
16%

Guided night walk and camping at Westermill Farm

Westermill Farm - Exford, Minehead, TA24 7NJ

This event forms part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017.  Join the team from Channel Adventure for a guided night walk from Westermill Farm.  Stay at the...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
69%

Observing Evening with St Neots Astro

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

Members of the public are welcome to join St Neots Astronomy Association for this observing evening at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. First attendance free of charge.

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
17%

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open up their observatory at Failand most Saturday nights if the weather forecast allows for observing -- a notice will be shown on the Bristol Astronomical Society website on the evening to indicate if the...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
83%

Stargazing and Cocktails at Puddingstone Distillery

Puddingstone Distillery, Wilstone, HP23 4NT

Juniper meets Jupiter in this unique and immersive evening at Puddingstone Distillery!In collaboration with Tring Astronomy Centre this event will have you enjoying astronomically themed Campfire Gin cocktails and observing distant galaxies...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
35%

Stargazing Evening at Chelwood Gate Cats Protection

National Cat Adoption Centre, Haywards Heath, RH17 7TT

Join astronomers from the Seven Sisters Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event from the National Cat Adoption Centre at Chelwood Gate. Wrap up warm and bring a hot flask and enjoy a guided tour of the night skies above! Tickets...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
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Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

Winchendon Observatory, Aylesbury, HP18

Every Friday night during the observing season (September through to end of May) and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
52%

Tour of the Solar System & Stargazing

Bowlees Visitor Centre, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

Join amateur astronomer Andy Gray for this magical mystery tour of the solar system!  Ideal for families and beginners the event will include stargazing if weather permits.This event is part of the

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
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Kenley Observatory Open Night

Kenley Observatory, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Members of Croydon Astronomical Society open the doors of their Kenley Observatory to the public every Saturday evening from Autumn through to early Summer. Events are subject to good weather conditions therefore please check before visiting by...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
8%

Observing with Derby & District Astro

Flamsteed Observatory, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Join members of Derby & District Astronomical Society for their monthly public observing session at their Flamsteed Observatory located within easy travel distance north-west from Derby. Events are weather dependent -- please check with event...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

21/10/17
19:00
11°
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Orionid Meteor Spotting at Rollright Stones

Rollright Stones Ancient Monument, Chipping Norton, OX7

Everyone is invited to join the astronomers from Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group for this free stargazing and general observing event at Rollright Stones Ancient Monument, an excellent dark sky location to spot Orionid meteors! Note that...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:30pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 00:30am

21/10/17
19:00
10°
59%

Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

Every Saturday night (weather permitting) the Astronomy Centre opens its observatory doors to the public for an evening of stargazing. This is perhaps the best equipped observatory in the UK hosting a wide range of large aperture telescopes. Please...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:30pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 00:30am

21/10/17
19:00
10°
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A beginners night sky at Malham Tarn

Malham Tarn Estate - National Trust, Settle, BD24 9PT

An introduction to star gazing and constellations at Malham Tarn led by our rangers. This event is weather dependant so if we can't see the stars we will take you on a night walk instead.

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
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Dark Sky Evening at Jamaica Inn

Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor, Launceston, PL15 7TS

Join astronomers from Caradon Observatory for this free stargazing event and enjoy the starry skies above Bodmin Moor Dark Sky Landscape with observing starting from around 8pm (depending on the weather!). Perhaps even arrive early for a bite to...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
10°
34%

Observe the Orionids Meteors from The Sill

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Hexham, NE47 7AN

Located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the Sill is a fantastic location to spot shooting stars and this event is a great opportunity to get all of the family out under dark starry skies.  Timed to coincide with the peak of...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
10°
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Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Join members from Shropshire Astronomical Society for this public stargazing session.

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

21/10/17
19:00
12°
56%

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

Brecon - Libanus Mountain Centre, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons with your very own astronomer for the evening in one of the world’s few Dark Sky areas! Take a tour of the night sky, viewing familiar and unfamiliar constellations of the northern hemisphere, find various deep sky...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 00:00am

21/10/17
19:00
87%

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 00:00am

21/10/17
19:00
10°
83%

Meteors over Dunkery Walk

Webbers Post, South of Horner, TA24

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join an Exmoor Ranger and walk to the top of Dunkery Beacon as the sun goes down and look up and marvel at...

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 17:15pm to 20:30pm

22/10/17
19:00
11%

A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Join the Astronomers of Northumberland Astronomical Society for this stargazing event ideal for beginners.  There will be 3 scheduled presentations throughout the evening focussing on the Northumberland night skies and then opportunity to observe...

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

22/10/17
19:00
11°
1%

Public Observing at Bruce Observatory

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Whitby & District Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Sunday evening observing sessions at the Bruce Observatory.  These events are subject to favourable weather conditions and will...

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

22/10/17
19:00
11°
2%

Kielder Observatory Open Night

Kielder Observatory, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Kielder Observatory is one of the best stargazing experiences to be had. It's location within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park and it's friendly and experienced Astronomers make it a must-visit attraction.  Even the journey through...

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 20:00pm to Monday 23rd October 2017 00:00am

22/10/17
19:00
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