Stargazing around new moon

The time around new moon is when skies are at their darkest

Stargazing around new moon is the best time to stargaze as the skies are nice and dark. At these times you will be able to see more stars and have better views through telescopes. This is also the best time to visit dark sky sites.

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Stargazing around new moon events list

The following is a list of stargazing events taking place around the current or next new moon period.

East Riding Astronomers Monthly Meeting

15th May 2017 from 19:30
Friends Meeting House – Beverley, Quaker Lane, Beverley, HU17 8BY

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

15th May 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

15th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Ancrum Club Practical Meeting

16th May 2017 from 19:30
Ancrum Village Hall, Ancrum, Jedburgh, TD8 6XH

Social Stargazing with UK Astronomy

16th May 2017 from 19:30
Emberton Sports and Social Club, Emberton Playing Fields, Emberton, MK45 5BS

Stratford upon Avon Astro Society Meeting

16th May 2017 from 19:30
Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, CV37 8PE

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

16th May 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

16th May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

17th May 2017 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Newbury Astro Beginners Meeting

17th May 2017 from 19:15
St. Mary’s Church Hall, New Road, Greenham, RG19 8RZ

Salford Observatory Open Evening

17th May 2017 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

17th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Anglian Observatory Public Open Evening

18th May 2017 from 19:00
Anglian Observatory, Garwood Lodge, Ely, CB6 3QG

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

18th May 2017 from 19:00
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton, WV6 7QU

Kielder Observatory Open Night

18th May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

18th May 2017 from 20:00
Prince of Wales – Esher, 48 West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8LA

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

19th May 2017 from 19:30
Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

19th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

19th May 2017 from 20:30
James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

20th May 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Observe with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

20th May 2017 from 19:00
Winchendon Observatory, Nether Wichendon, Aylesbury, HP18

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

20th May 2017 from 20:00
Rodington Village Hall, Rodington, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Observing with Derby & District Astro

20th May 2017 from 21:30
Flamsteed Observatory, North Lane, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Kielder Observatory Open Night

21st May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Brough Astro Meeting

22nd May 2017 from 19:30
Brough Observatory, Prescott Avenue, Brough, HU15 1BB

King's Lynn & District Society Meeting

22nd May 2017 from 19:30
Tottenhill Village Hall, 10 Whin Common Road, Tottenhill, PE33 0RS

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

22nd May 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

22nd May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

23rd May 2017 from 19:00
The Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

23rd May 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

23rd May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Social Stargazing with UK Astronomy

23rd May 2017 from 20:00
Emberton Sports and Social Club, Emberton Playing Fields, Emberton, MK45 5BS

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

24th May 2017 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

24th May 2017 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

24th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Anglian Observatory Public Open Evening

25th May 2017 from 19:00
Anglian Observatory, Garwood Lodge, Ely, CB6 3QG

Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

25th May 2017 from 19:30
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Kielder Observatory Open Night

25th May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Open Dome Night at Trent Astronomical Observatory

25th May 2017 from 20:00
Trent Astronomical Observatory, Clifton Campus, Erasmus Darwin Buildings, Nottingham, NG11 8NF

Friday Club with Reading Astronomical Society

26th May 2017 from 19:00
St Peter’s Church Hall – Earley, Church Road, Earley, RG6 1EY

Cardiff Astro Observers Club

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Dyffryn Observatory, Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, CF5 6SU

Durham Astro Society Meeting

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Durham Botanic Garden, Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH1 3TN

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group Monthly Meeting

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Delamere Forest Park – Forestry Commission, Linmere, Northwich, CW8 2JD

Rosliston Astronomy Group Meeting

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

26th May 2017 from 19:30
Newchurch Observatory, Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Mid-Kent Astro Society Meeting

26th May 2017 from 19:45
Bredhurst Village Hall, Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, ME7 3JZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

26th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

27th May 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Observe with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

27th May 2017 from 19:00
Winchendon Observatory, Nether Wichendon, Aylesbury, HP18

Kielder Observatory Open Night

28th May 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

29th May 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

29th May 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS


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