Stargazing in Cranborne Chase AONB

Saturday 9th December 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

Sixpenny Handley 1st Woodcutts Scout HQ

Woodcutts, Sixpenny Handley, SP5 5NW, South West


Astronomer and Cranborne Chase AONB Dark Skies advisor Bob Mizon will regale the audience with stories of the astronomical wonders above their heads, while the AONB’s director Linda Nunn will detail developments concerning the Cranborne Chase AONB’s bid for prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status. Afterwards, the audience will join Bob and members of the Wessex Astronomical Society outside for a spectacular stargazing experience. One of a series of stargazing events across the Cranborne Chase AONB through Autumn and Winter 2017 / 2018.

- 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 Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


The event organiser (Chasing Stars Cranborne Chase AONB) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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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.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 9th December 2017

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