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Alston Observatory Open Evening

Alston Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 1st December 2021 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Alston Observatory
Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP

Join the professional Astronomers at Alston Observatory for this one of their regular monthly open evenings that run through the observing season, October through March. 

These events offer an excellent opportunity for public members to visit this research-grade facility and explore the dark skies above.  

Tickets are free of charge; however, prior booking is required. Tickets are snapped up quickly and are typically made available via Eventbrite a day or two after the previous event (tickets for this 1st December event will be available to book on 4th November).


Event organiser

Alston Observatory

Alston Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Alston Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Alston Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Alston Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 1st December 2021 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

    Alston Observatory, Preston, PR3 3BP

    More info

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