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.

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

14th August 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Public Observing at Roseland Observatory

15th August 2017 from 19:00
Roseland Observatory, Court Farm, Coombe, PL26 7LE

Lincoln Observatory Open Evening

15th August 2017 from 19:30
Lincoln Observatory, Westcliffe Street, Lincoln, LN1 3TZ

Stratford upon Avon Astro Society Meeting

15th August 2017 from 19:30
Alderminster Village Hall, New Road, Alderminster, CV37 8PE

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

15th August 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

15th August 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Afternoon

16th August 2017 from 14:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

16th August 2017 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

16th August 2017 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

16th August 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Stargazing Evening at Island Planetarium

16th August 2017 from 20:30
Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

Anglian Observatory Public Open Evening

17th August 2017 from 19:00
Anglian Observatory, Garwood Lodge, Ely, CB6 3QG

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

17th August 2017 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Perton Library Astronomy Group Meeting

17th August 2017 from 19:00
Perton Library, Severn Drive, Perton, WV6 7QU

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

17th August 2017 from 19:00
Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Archaeoastronomy at Butser Ancient Farm

17th August 2017 from 19:30
Butser Ancient Farm, Chalton Lane, Chalton, PO8 0BG

Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

17th August 2017 from 19:30
Nowton Park Walled Garden, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Kielder Observatory Open Night

17th August 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Loughton Astronomical Society Meeting & Observing

17th August 2017 from 20:00
Theydon Bois Scout Hall, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7EJ

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

17th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Walton Astronomy Group Meeting

17th August 2017 from 20:00
Prince of Wales – Esher, 48 West End Lane, Esher, KT10 8LA

Guernsey Observatory Public Open Evening

17th August 2017 from 20:30
Guernsey Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Pierre du Bois, GY7 9JU

Family Camp Out & Stargazing at Wimbleball Lake

18th August 2017 from 16:00
Wimbleball Lake, Dluverton, Near Tiverton, TA22

Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Summer)

18th August 2017 from 19:30
Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Blackford Hill, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

Ewell Astronomical Society Observing Session

18th August 2017 from 20:00
Denbies Hillside – National Trust, Ranmore Common Road, Dorking, RH5 6SR

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

18th August 2017 from 20:00
James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

18th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

18th August 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

18th August 2017 from 21:00
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

19th August 2017 from 11:30
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

19th August 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Dark Sky Evening at Jamaica Inn

19th August 2017 from 19:00
Jamaica Inn – Bodmin Moor, Bolventor, Launceston, PL15 7TS

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

19th August 2017 from 19:00
Failand Observatory, Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Wine, Dine and Stargazing at Waddesdon Manor

19th August 2017 from 19:30
Waddesdon Manor, Waddeson, Aylesbury, HP18 0JH

Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

19th August 2017 from 20:00
Rodington Village Hall, Rodington, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

19th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Observing with Derby & District Astro

19th August 2017 from 21:30
Flamsteed Observatory, North Lane, Brailsford, DE6 3BE

Stargazing and Astrophotography in Brecon

19th August 2017 from 22:00
Brecon – Libanus Mountain Centre, Libanus, Brecon, LD3 8ER

Solar Observing at Hauxley Nature Reserve

20th August 2017 from 10:00
Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Low Hauxley, Newcastle, NE65 0JR

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Inverclyde Skywatchers Club Meeting

21st August 2017 from 15:00
South West Library – Greenock, 159 Inverkip Road, Greenock, PA16 9HG

East Riding Astronomers Monthly Meeting

21st August 2017 from 19:30
Friends Meeting House – Beverley, Quaker Lane, Beverley, HU17 8BY

Jersey Astronomy Club Observatory Open Night

21st August 2017 from 20:00
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomy Centre, Les Creux Country Park, St. Brelade, JE3 8LN

Nene Valley Astro Society Meeting

21st August 2017 from 20:00
Chelveston Village Hall, Caldecott Road, Chelveston, NN9 6AT

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

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

Astronomy with the Irregulars

22nd August 2017 from 18:30
Regent’s Park Hub, Regents Park, London, NW1 4RY

Informal Stargazing with Aberdeen Astronomical Society

22nd August 2017 from 19:00
The Bettridge Centre, Coastal Park, Newtonhill, AB39 3UL

Public Observing at Roseland Observatory

22nd August 2017 from 19:00
Roseland Observatory, Court Farm, Coombe, PL26 7LE

Lincoln Observatory Open Evening

22nd August 2017 from 19:30
Lincoln Observatory, Westcliffe Street, Lincoln, LN1 3TZ

Keele Observatory Public Open Evening

22nd August 2017 from 20:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Kielder Observatory Open Night

22nd August 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Weekly Observing at Leighton Observatory

23rd August 2017 from 19:00
Leighton Observatory, Pex Hill Visitors Centre, Widnes, WA8 5QW

Salford Observatory Open Evening

23rd August 2017 from 19:30
Salford Observatory, Chaseley Road, Chasely Fields, M6 7DZ

Stargazing Evening at Island Planetarium

23rd August 2017 from 20:00
Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium, Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, PO41 0RR

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

23rd August 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Solar Observing at the Royal Observatory Greenwich

24th August 2017 from 11:30
Royal Observatory Greenwich, Blackheath Avenue, London, SE10 8XJ

Anglian Observatory Public Open Evening

24th August 2017 from 19:00
Anglian Observatory, Garwood Lodge, Ely, CB6 3QG

Observing with Manchester Astronomical Society

24th August 2017 from 19:00
Godlee Observatory, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 7AY

Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

24th August 2017 from 19:00
Cygnus Observatory, Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

Norman Lockyer Observatory Open Evening

24th August 2017 from 19:15
Norman Lockyer Observatory, Salcombe Hill Road, Sidmouth, EX10 0NY

Kielder Observatory Open Night

24th August 2017 from 20:00
Kielder Observatory, Black Fell, Near Kielder Village, NE48

Loughton Astronomical Society Meeting & Observing

24th August 2017 from 20:00
Theydon Bois Scout Hall, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7EJ

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

24th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Guernsey Observatory Public Open Evening

24th August 2017 from 20:30
Guernsey Observatory, Rue du Lorier, St Pierre du Bois, GY7 9JU

Friday Club with Reading Astronomical Society

25th August 2017 from 19:00
St Peter’s Church Hall – Earley, Church Road, Earley, RG6 1EY

Ashford Astronomical Society Meeting

25th August 2017 from 19:30
Woodchurch Memorial Hall, The Green, Woodchurch, TN26 3QB

Mid-Cheshire Astronomical Group Monthly Meeting

25th August 2017 from 19:30
Delamere Forest Park – Forestry Commission, Linmere, Northwich, CW8 2JD

Rosliston Astronomy Group Meeting

25th August 2017 from 19:30
Rosliston Forestry Centre, Rosliston, Swadlincote, DE12 8JX

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

25th August 2017 from 19:30
Newchurch Observatory, Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

25th August 2017 from 20:00
James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

25th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Battlesteads Observatory Open Night

25th August 2017 from 20:30
Battlesteads Observatory, The Battlesteads Hotel, Wark, NE48 3LS

Stargazing at Durlston with Wessex Astronomical Society

25th August 2017 from 20:30
Durlston Astronomy Centre, Durlston Country Park, Swanage, BH19 2JL

Public Star Party with Whitby & District Astronomical Society

25th August 2017 from 21:00
Captain Cook Monument – Whitby, Captain Cook Headland, Whitby, YO21 3HA

Stargazing at Kirroughtree

25th August 2017 from 21:00
Kirroughtree Forest Visitor Centre, Kirroughtree, Newton Stewart, DG8 7BE

Solar Observing at Great Notley Country Park

26th August 2017 from 12:00
Great Notley Country Park, Great Notley, Braintree, CM77 7FS

Keele Observatory Solar Observing

26th August 2017 from 13:00
Keele Observatory, Keele University, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Meet Jerry Bostick Apollo 13 Mission Officer

26th August 2017 from 16:00
Llanwddyn Community Centre, Abertridwr, Llanwddyn, SY10 0LR

Saturday Public Open Night at Failand Observatory

26th August 2017 from 19:00
Failand Observatory, Failand, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Saturn and Stars Guided Walk, Talks and Telescopes

26th August 2017 from 19:30
Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, Oakhampton, TQ13 8HR

Tegg's Nose Star Party - August 2017

26th August 2017 from 19:30
Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP

Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

26th August 2017 from 20:00
Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Craigengillan Lodge, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Kielder Observatory Open Night

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

Public Star Party with Whitby & District Astronomical Society

27th August 2017 from 21:00
Captain Cook Monument – Whitby, Captain Cook Headland, Whitby, YO21 3HA


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