Saturn and Stars Guided Walk, Talks and Telescopes

Saturday 26th August 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Gidleigh Village Hall

Gidleigh, Oakhampton, TQ13 8HR


Join the team from Dartmoor Skies for this fantastic opportunity to get out and about under the starry skies of Dartmoor. The meeting point is at Gidleigh Village Hall from where you will be escorted up to Scorhill and then a short 15 minute walk to your observing location. You'll be guided around the constellations and there'll be telescopes for you to observe through including an opportunity to see the majestic planet Saturn. If the weather doesn't play ball there'll be talks in the village hall. Tickets required with some of the monies going towards the Dartmoor Skies charity. Wrap up warm, wear sturdy boots and take a red torch!

- 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 Dartmoor Skies 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 Dartmoor Skies 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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Location darkness on Saturday 26th August 2017

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