Messier Marathon with Wells and Mendip Astronomers

Saturday 25th March 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:30pm

Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre

Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR


Event description

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

Astronomy Presentation

Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.


Event organiser

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.


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 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.

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