Alston Observatory Open Evening

Alston Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 4th December 2019 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 a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to visit this research-grade facility and explore the dark skies above.  Tickets are free of charge however prior booking is required. Note that tickets are snapped up really quickly and are made available via Eventbrite a day or two after the previous event.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 04/12/2019


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

Tickets for this event can be booked via the Eventbrite website (they are released each month a few days after the previous month's event).

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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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