A guided tour of the Solar System and beyond!

A guided tour of the Solar System and beyond!

Friday 8th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Maiden Castle Car Park
Maiden Castle Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 9PP

Join local astronomer Kevin Quinn for a mesmerising tour of the solar system at Maiden Castle Car Park, an event taking place as part of Dorchester Science Festival 2024. Tickets are FREE, but booking is essential via Eventbrite.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/03/2024

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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    Newlands Bridge, Charmouth, Dorset, DT6 6AZ (18.7 miles away)

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  • Stargazing Cabins – Devon

    Royal Oak Farm, Cotleigh, Devon, EX14 9LF (29.2 miles away)

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