An Evening Under The Stars

Thursday 16th May 2019 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Tunley Recreation Centre

Coronation Villas, Tunley, BA2 0DZ


Join local astronomer Ian Straton for an evening of astronomy at the Tunley Recreation Centre. Ian will talk about the ancient history of star observations, starting with cave art and aboriginal constellations, moving on towards the introduction of optics and the professionalisation of the science then following a thread of scientific and artistic contribution of amateur astronomers up to the modern day.

The talk will last around an hour then there will be a Q/A session and a show and tell on a few different optical systems that will be brought along. If the weather is nice the show and tell bit will be outside with the opportunity to observe the Moon as the main target.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Thursday 16th May 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Tunley Recreation Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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