Stargazing at Rollright – BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Saturday 1st April 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Rollright Stones Ancient Monument

Little Rollright, Chipping Norton, OX7


Join members of Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group for this public event timed to coincide with BBC Stargazing Live 2017. Observe the night sky through a wide range of powerful telescopes in the company of experienced astronomers.

The setting for this event is the the Rollright Stones Ancient Monument which has been recognised for its dark skies having been awarded Dark Sky Discovery site status.

This event is free of charge and weather permitting -- no booking is required so just turn up!  If the weather is cloudy the event will be relocated indoors to the nearby Long Compton Village Hall where there will be talks and exhibits from 18:00pm to 22:00pm.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group 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 Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group 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 semi-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 1st April 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Rollright Stones Ancient Monument 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.

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