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.

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

4th August 2018 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

4th August 2018 from 19:00
Failand Observatory, Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

4th August 2018 from 19:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

4th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

4th August 2018 from 20:30
Hyde Common – Pentons Hill, New Forest National Park, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Stargazing and Astrophotography at Broadhaven

5th August 2018 from 23:00
Broadhaven South Car Park, Broadhaven, Bosherston,

North Lincs Astro Society Meeting

6th August 2018 from 18:30
Far Ings Visitor Centre, Far Ings Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5RG

Bromsgrove Astronomical Society Observing Evening

6th August 2018 from 19:30
Bromsgrove Rugby Club, Finstall Park, Bromsgrove, B60 3DH

August Observing at Kenley Observatory

6th August 2018 from 21:00
Kenley Observatory, Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Astronomy and Landscape Photography Experience

7th August 2018 from 16:00
Rhossili Outdoor Education Centre, Middleton, Rhossili, SA3 1PJ

Rosse Observatory Open Night

7th August 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Stour Astro Society Meeting

7th August 2018 from 19:30
Cavendish Memorial Hall, Melford Road, Cavendish, CO10 8AD

Stratford Astronomical Society Telescope Club Night

7th August 2018 from 19:30
Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, CV37 8PE

Northants Amateur Astronomers Meeting and Observing

7th August 2018 from 19:45
Geddington Cricket Club, Queen Street, Geddington, NN14 1AZ

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

7th August 2018 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2018

8th August 2018 from 12:00
Mills Observatory, Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

South Essex Astronomy Group Meeting

8th August 2018 from 19:00
Hawkwell Village Hall, Main Road, Hawkwell, SS5 4EH

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

8th August 2018 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

8th August 2018 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

9th August 2018 from 11:30
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ

Dalby Forest StarFest 2018

9th August 2018 from 17:00
Dalby Forest Adderstone Field, Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, YO18 7LT

Catch a Falling Star - Perseids 2018

9th August 2018 from 19:00
Lime Tree Observatory, Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, HG4 3DA

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

9th August 2018 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

9th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Walsall Astronomical Society Meeting

9th August 2018 from 20:30
Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane, Rushall, WS4 1LJ

Solarsphere Astronomical & Music Festival 2018

10th August 2018 from 12:00
Solarsphere Astronomy Festival @ Penmaenau Farm, Builth Wells, Llanelwedd, LD2 3RD

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

10th August 2018 from 19:00
High Legh Community Observatory, Abbey Leys Farm, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 - Brecon

10th August 2018 from 19:00
Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Rosse Observatory Open Night

10th August 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Runcorn & Widnes Astronomers Meeting

10th August 2018 from 19:30
Sandymoor Hall, Otterburn Street, Runcorn, WA7 1XU

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

10th August 2018 from 20:00
Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

Herstmonceux Observatory - Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

10th August 2018 from 20:00
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

10th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

10th August 2018 from 21:30
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Mills Observatory Open Days - Summer 2018

11th August 2018 from 12:00
Mills Observatory, Glamis Road, Balgay Park, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

11th August 2018 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

11th August 2018 from 19:00
Failand Observatory, Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Peek at the Perseids 2018!

11th August 2018 from 19:30
Rose and Crown – Tooting Bec Road, 140 Tooting Bec Road, London, SW17 8BH

Cotswold Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

11th August 2018 from 19:45
Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, GL51 4TB

Herstmonceux Observatory - Perseids Meteor Shower 2018

11th August 2018 from 20:00
The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

11th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

11th August 2018 from 20:30
Hyde Common – Pentons Hill, New Forest National Park, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 - Clatteringshaws

11th August 2018 from 21:30
Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

Perseid Meteor Shower 2018 in Brecon

11th August 2018 from 22:00
Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Perseids Meteor Shower 2018 at Killhope

12th August 2018 from 18:00
Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR

East Essex Astronomy Club Meeting - Perseid Meteors

12th August 2018 from 18:30
Burnham-on-Crouch Baptist Hall, High Street, Burnham-on-Crouch, CM0 8AS

Stargazing at Dolbadarn Castle

12th August 2018 from 19:00
Dolbadarn Castle, Pentre Castell, Llanberis, LL55 4UB

Perseids BBQ with Wycombe Astronomical Society

12th August 2018 from 20:00
Coleshill Village Hall, Barracks Hill, Coleshill, HP7 0LN

Stargazing at Durlston with Wessex Astronomical Society

12th August 2018 from 21:00
Durlston Astronomy Centre, Durlston Country Park, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

12th August 2018 from 21:30
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Reeth Informal Astronomy Group Meeting

13th August 2018 from 19:00
Reeth Dales Centre, Unit 14 The Dales Centre, Reeth, DL11 6SP

Blackpool & District Astronomical Society Meeting

13th August 2018 from 19:30
Blackpool Cricket Club, Barlow Crescent, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ

Perseids Meteor Shower 2018 at The Sill

13th August 2018 from 20:00
The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre, Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN

North Wales Astronomy Society Observing Night

14th August 2018 from 19:30
Llanelian Community Centre, Llanelian Road, Llanelian, LL29

Rosse Observatory Open Night

14th August 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

14th August 2018 from 20:00
Degibna Chapel, Degibna Lane, Helston, TR12 7PR

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

14th August 2018 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

15th August 2018 from 14:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

15th August 2018 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

15th August 2018 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Stargazing at Clatteringshaws

15th August 2018 from 21:30
Clatteringshaws Visitor Centre, Clatteringshaws House, Near New Galloway, DG7 3SQ

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

16th August 2018 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

16th August 2018 from 19:00
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton, WV6 7QU

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

16th August 2018 from 19:30
Emmaus Community Cafe – Brighton, Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA

Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

16th August 2018 from 19:30
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

16th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

16th August 2018 from 20:00
Prince of Wales – Esher, 48 West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8LA

Practical Astronomer / Astronomy School

16th August 2018 from 20:30
Crown East Scout Hut, Crown East, Rushwick, WR2 5TR

Walsall Astronomical Society Meeting

16th August 2018 from 20:30
Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane, Rushall, WS4 1LJ

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

17th August 2018 from 19:00
High Legh Community Observatory, Abbey Leys Farm, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Observing with Melton & District Astro

17th August 2018 from 19:30
Gaddesby Village Hall, Ashby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE7 4WF

Rosse Observatory Open Night

17th August 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

17th August 2018 from 20:00
Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

17th August 2018 from 20:00
James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

17th August 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Stargazing at Durlston with Wessex Astronomical Society

17th August 2018 from 20:45
Durlston Astronomy Centre, Durlston Country Park, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

17th August 2018 from 21:30
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE


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