Jupiterwatch at Beacon Fell Dark Sky Discovery Site

Friday 11th May 2018 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre

Beacon Fell, Preston, PR3 2NL


Description

Come and experience and unforgettable night under the stars in The Forest of Bowland!


We will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find all sorts of objects for yourself. There will also be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything! This event is suitable for ages 12 and up.
Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!
Please book early - places are limited.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


Organiser

This event is being organised by Robert Ince 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!


Bookings

Please go to Eventbrite for booking options

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a 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 Friday 11th May 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Beacon Fell Visitor 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.


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