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Alston Observatory Open Evening

Alston Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 7th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Alston Observatory
Alston Lane, Preston, PR3 3BP

This event is one of a regular monthly open evenings at Alston Observatory and offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to visit this research-grade facility.  Tickets are free of charge however prior booking is required.

If the skies are clear you’ll be invited to observe through their huge 70cm diameter state of the art robotic telescope. If the weather isn’t so kind enjoy an astronomical presentation in their Discovery Dome.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 07/11/2018


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

This event is free to those who register for tickets 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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