Dark Sky Evening at Jamaica Inn

Saturday 19th August 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:30pm

Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor

Bolventor, Launceston, PL15 7TS


Join astronomers from Caradon Observatory for this dinner (optional) and stargazing evening at the famous Jamaica Inn. Help celebrate Bodmin Moor's recent award of Dark Sky Park status by observing amazing deep sky objects and planets through large telescopes if the weather permits -- Saturn will be readily visible and looks truly stunning! There will also be a talk covering a number of astronomical subjects including meteors and exoplanets... The event starts at 7.00pm for dinner or 8.30pm for free stargazing. Please contact the Jamaica Inn or Caradon Observatory for more information.

- Go Stargazing recommended event.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Caradon Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Caradon Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 19th August 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Jamaica Inn - Bodmin Moor on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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