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.

North Wales Astronomy Society Observing Night

8th May 2018 from 19:30
Llanelian Community Centre, Llanelian Road, Llanelian, LL29

Rosse Observatory Open Night

8th May 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

8th May 2018 from 20:00
Degibna Chapel, Degibna Lane, Helston, TR12 7PR

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

8th May 2018 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

South Essex Astronomy Group Meeting

9th May 2018 from 19:00
Hawkwell Village Hall, Main Road, Hawkwell, SS5 4EH

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

9th May 2018 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

White Peak Astronomical Observing Group Meeting

9th May 2018 from 19:00
Queen Elizabeth Grammar School Observatory, The Green Road, Ashbourne, DE6 1EP

Salford Observatory Open Evening

9th May 2018 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Hertford Astronomy Group Meeting

9th May 2018 from 20:00
Panshanger Golf Complex, Old Herns Lane, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 2ED

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

10th May 2018 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Practical Astronomy with Basingstoke Astronomical Society

10th May 2018 from 19:00
Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, RG25 2QU

Usk Astronomical Society Meeting

10th May 2018 from 19:00
Usk Community Hub, 35 Maryport Street, Usk, NP15 1AE

Coffee and Stargazing at the Talbot Inn

10th May 2018 from 19:30
The Talbot Inn – Loughton, 33 London Road, Loughton, MK5 8AB

South Cheshire Astro Society Club Night

10th May 2018 from 19:30
The Brittles Pavilion, Wistaston, Crewe, CW2 8EZ

Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

10th May 2018 from 19:30
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Starquest Astronomy Club Meeting

10th May 2018 from 19:30
Sutton Veny Village Hall, High Street, Sutton Veny, BA12 7AP

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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

Walsall Astronomical Society Meeting

10th May 2018 from 20:30
Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane, Rushall, WS4 1LJ

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

11th May 2018 from 19:00
High Legh Community Observatory, Abbey Leys Farm, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

11th May 2018 from 19:00
Winchendon Observatory, Nether Wichendon, Aylesbury, HP18

Cleveland and District Astronomical Society Meeting

11th May 2018 from 19:15
Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Beginners Astronomy with Cleethorpes Astronomical Society

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Beacon Hill Observatory, Montgomery Road, Cleethorpes, DN35

Breckland Astronomical Society Meeting

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Great Ellingham Recreation Centre, Watton Road, Great Ellingham, NR17 1HZ

Bridgend Astronomical Society Meeting

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Pyle Church Hall, Pyle Road, Bridgend, CF33 6AE

Introducing Astronomy with Rosliston Astronomy Group

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

Observing with Melton & District Astro

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Gaddesby Village Hall, Ashby Road, Melton Mowbray, LE7 4WF

Rosse Observatory Open Night

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Runcorn & Widnes Astronomers Meeting

11th May 2018 from 19:30
Sandymoor Hall, Otterburn Street, Runcorn, WA7 1XU

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society Meeting

11th May 2018 from 19:45
Bredhurst Village Hall, Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, ME7 3JZ

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

11th May 2018 from 20:00
Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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

Jupiterwatch at Beacon Fell Dark Sky Discovery Site

11th May 2018 from 20:30
Beacon Fell Visitor Centre, Beacon Fell, Preston, PR3 2NL

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

12th May 2018 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Newtown Astronomy Society Meeting

12th May 2018 from 19:00
Newtown Scout Hut, Park Lane, Newtown, SY16 1EN

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

12th May 2018 from 19:00
Failand Observatory, Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Cotswold Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

12th May 2018 from 19:45
Shurdington Social Centre, Bishop Road, Shurdington, GL51 4TB

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

12th May 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

12th May 2018 from 20:30
Hyde Common – Pentons Hill, New Forest National Park, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Observing with DASH

13th May 2018 from 19:30
Westleton Common, Off Mill Street, Westleton, IP17 3BD

Inverclyde Skywatchers Club Meeting

14th May 2018 from 15:00
South West Library – Greenock, 159 Inverkip Road, Greenock, PA16 9HG

Reeth Informal Astronomy Group Meeting

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

West Didsbury Astronomical Society Meeting

14th May 2018 from 19:00
William Hulme’s Grammar School, Spring Bridge Road, Manchester, M16 8PR

Blackpool & District Astronomical Society Meeting

14th May 2018 from 19:30
Blackpool Cricket Club, Barlow Crescent, Blackpool, FY3 9EQ

King's Lynn & District Society Meeting

14th May 2018 from 19:30
Tottenhill Village Hall, 10 Whin Common Road, Tottenhill, PE33 0RS

Knowle Astro Society Meeting

14th May 2018 from 19:45
Dorridge Village Hall, Grange Road, Dorridge, B93 8QA

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

14th May 2018 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Ancrum Astronomy Club - Practical Meeting

15th May 2018 from 19:30
Ancrum Village Hall, Ancrum, Jedburgh, TD8 6XH

Rosse Observatory Open Night

15th May 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Stratford upon Avon Astronomical Society Meeting

15th May 2018 from 19:30
Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, CV37 8PE

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

15th May 2018 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Stargazing at Stonehaugh

15th May 2018 from 20:30
Stonehaugh Community Hall, Stonehaugh, Hexham, NE48 3DZ

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

16th May 2018 from 14:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Newbury Astro Beginners Meeting

16th May 2018 from 19:00
St. Mary’s Church Hall – Greenham, New Road, Greenham, RG19 8RZ

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

16th May 2018 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

16th May 2018 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

17th May 2018 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

17th May 2018 from 19:00
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton, WV6 7QU

Usk Astronomical Society Meeting

17th May 2018 from 19:00
Usk Community Hub, 35 Maryport Street, Usk, NP15 1AE

Foredown Tower Astronomers Monthly Meeting

17th May 2018 from 19:30
Emmaus Community Cafe – Brighton, Drove Road, Portslade, BN41 2PA

Southport Astronomical Society Meeting

17th May 2018 from 19:30
Scarisbrick Bowling Club, Falkland Road, Southport, PR8 6LG

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

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

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

17th May 2018 from 20:00
Prince of Wales – Esher, 48 West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8LA

Practical Astronomer / Astronomy School

17th May 2018 from 20:30
Crown East Scout Hut, Crown East, Rushwick, WR2 5TR

Walsall Astronomical Society Meeting

17th May 2018 from 20:30
Rushall Olympic Football Club, Dales Lane, Rushall, WS4 1LJ

Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

18th May 2018 from 19:00
High Legh Community Observatory, Abbey Leys Farm, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

18th May 2018 from 19:00
Winchendon Observatory, Nether Wichendon, Aylesbury, HP18

Introduction to Astronomy with Derby & District Astronomical Society

18th May 2018 from 19:30
Friends Meeting House – Derby, St Helens Street, Derby, DE1 3GY

Rosse Observatory Open Night

18th May 2018 from 19:30
Rosse Observatory, Carleton Road, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

Wynyard Planetarium Public Star Show

18th May 2018 from 19:30
Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Thorpe Thewles, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

18th May 2018 from 20:00
Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Hastings Close, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

18th May 2018 from 20:00
James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

18th May 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing on Blackheath Common

18th May 2018 from 21:30
Blackheath Common, Blackheath, London, SE3 0TX

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

19th May 2018 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

19th May 2018 from 19:00
Scamblesby Village Hall, South Street, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

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

Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

19th May 2018 from 19:30
Flamsteed Observatory, North Lane, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

19th May 2018 from 19:30
Rodington Village Hall, Rodington, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Old Brickyard Star Club

19th May 2018 from 19:30
Old Brickyard Tea Garden, Eastwell Road, Scalford, LE14 4ST

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

19th May 2018 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Fordingbridge Astro

19th May 2018 from 20:30
Hyde Common – Pentons Hill, New Forest National Park, Hyde, SP6 2QJ

Inverclyde Skywatchers Club Meeting

21st May 2018 from 15:00
South West Library – Greenock, 159 Inverkip Road, Greenock, PA16 9HG

East Riding Astronomers Monthly Meeting

21st May 2018 from 19:30
Friends Meeting House – Beverley, Quaker Lane, Beverley, HU17 8BY

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

21st May 2018 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN


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