Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB3 0HA
This free event is one of a regular weekly public open evenings at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy that take place every Wednesday evening each year from October through to March. The entrance doors open at 18:45pm with seating in the main lecture theatre on a first come basis (there is also an overspill room).
These events offer a fantastic opportunity to look through the institute’s large Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes from within the observatory. Members from Cambridge Astronomical Society will also be on hand with their telescopes.
Events go ahead no matter the weather with an Astronomer from the Institute presenting a half-hour talk even if the evening is cloudy. Most of the 30 minute presentations are suitable for children however there is the option to leave if they become restless. Observing is subject to favourable weather conditions.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 01/10/2020
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.