RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AL
Join the team at RSPB St Aidan’s Nature Park for an evening discovering all things astronomical!
Led by the Wakefield and District Astronomical Society, this interactive session will allow you to learn about the basics of astronomy with a gentle overview of subjects such as:
What is astronomy?
Our solar system.
Major star constellations and how they form patterns in the sky.
Interesting objects like galaxies, star clusters and nebula.
How to observe the night sky.
Practical tips on using binoculars and telescopes.
There will be a range of telescopes and other optical equipment to compare the views through each. Feel free to bring along your equipment and receive advice on how to set it up & get the best out of it.
Please note that this has already taken place on 24/01/2023
Wakefield & District Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Wakefield & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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.
Tue 24th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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