An Evening Under The Stars

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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 16/05/2019

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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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