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


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.

- 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 Wells & Mendip Astronomers 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 Wells & Mendip Astronomers 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 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

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