Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR
This event is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the bright city lights and join the friendly astronomers from Wells and Mendip Astronomy Group for this public stargazing event. The "Messier Marathon" refers to a popular astronomical activity in which the brightest deep sky objects (including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters catalogued by the famous astronomer Charles Messier) are observed through telescopes throughout the course of an evening. The event coincides with a moonless night meaning the starry skies above the Mendip Hills in all of their glory. Contact the event organisers for more details.
Observing (if clear)
Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
This event is being organised by Wells & Mendip Astronomers. 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.
Location darkness on Saturday 25th March 2017
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Charterhouse Outdoor Activity 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 (Wells & Mendip Astronomers) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.