Jodrell Bank Open Night – BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Thursday 30th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Jodrell Bank Observatory

University of Manchester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL


Get into astronomy and join us for an evening of stargazing at Jodrell Bank, home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope.

As well as Jodrell Bank’s own astronomers, Macclesfield Astronomical Society will also be on hand with telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky. Plus, visitors can watch the Stargazing Live programme in the Star Pavilion and enjoy an Introduction to Stargazing from the team at Jodrell Bank.

This event is in support of BBC Stargazing Live, which is set to return on 28, 29 and 30 March and will be broadcast from Australia.

Tickets are just £8/person. 10% discount available for Annual Pass holders.

Image credit: Ant Holloway

- 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 Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre 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 Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre 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 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 Thursday 30th March 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Jodrell Bank Observatory 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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