Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 18th March 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

The Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN


Event description

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 weather conditions so be sure to check the forecast first, however the event will go ahead no matter the weather with a presentation in their planetarium and a tour of the observatory. Oh and take a red torch so not to spoil your night vision!

Observing (if clear)

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

Astronomy Presentation

Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.


Event organiser

This event is being organised by Observatory Science Centre. For details of how to contact them and for more information about this event see "Event bookings & availability" below. Please check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Location darkness on Saturday 18th March 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Observatory Science Centre 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.


Event bookings & availability

The event organiser (Observatory Science Centre) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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