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.

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

13th July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

13th July 2017 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

13th July 2017 from 19:00
Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Kielder Observatory Open Night

13th July 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

14th July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

14th July 2017 from 19:30
Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

14th July 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

15th July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

15th July 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Solar Day & Telescope Workshop

15th July 2017 from 13:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Observing with Derby & District Astro

15th July 2017 from 21:30
Flamsteed Observatory, North Lane, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

15th July 2017 from 21:30
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

17th July 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

18th July 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Solar Observing and Photography at Hoober Observatory

19th July 2017 from 13:30
J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, S62 7SH

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

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

Salford Observatory Open Evening

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

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

20th July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

20th July 2017 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

20th July 2017 from 19:00
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton, WV6 7QU

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

20th July 2017 from 19:00
Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

20th July 2017 from 19:30
Emmaus Community Cafe – Brighton, Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA

Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

20th July 2017 from 19:30
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

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

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

21st July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

21st July 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

22nd July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Solar Observing at Great Notley Country Park

22nd July 2017 from 12:00
Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7FS

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

22nd July 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

The Sun - Live - at Clanfield Observatory

22nd July 2017 from 13:00
Clanfield Observatory, Hinton Heights, Clanfield, PO8

East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

22nd July 2017 from 19:00
Scamblesby Village Hall, South Street, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Stargazing Evening and Big Camp at Frog Firle

22nd July 2017 from 19:00
Frog Firle Farm – National Trust, Whiteway, Alfriston, BN26 5TT

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

22nd July 2017 from 22:00
Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

24th July 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Brighton Astronomy Club Meeting and Observing

25th July 2017 from 19:00
Sixty Eight Middle Street, 68 Middle Street, Brighton, BN1 1AL

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

25th July 2017 from 19:00
The Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

25th July 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

26th July 2017 from 14:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

26th July 2017 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

26th July 2017 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Bassetlaw Astronomical Society Meeting

26th July 2017 from 19:45
Gateford Park Primary School, 45 Roundhouse Cresen, Worksop, S81 7AL

Somerset Levels Stargazers Monthly Meeting

26th July 2017 from 20:00
Othery Village Hall, Fore Street, Othery, TA7 0QU

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Stargazing Evening at Island Planetarium

26th July 2017 from 20:30
Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

27th July 2017 from 00:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

27th July 2017 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

27th July 2017 from 19:00
Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Harrogate Astronomical Society Meeting

27th July 2017 from 19:30
Harlow Avenue Community Centre, Harlow Avenue, Harrogate, HG2 0AS

Kielder Observatory Open Night

27th July 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Guernsey Observatory Public Open Evening

27th July 2017 from 21:00
Guernsey Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Pierre du Bois, GY7 9JU


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