Astro Night at Jodrell Bank

Astro Night at Jodrell Bank

Friday 2nd February 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Jodrell Bank Observatory
University of Manchester, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DL

Join us for a magical evening of dark sky observing here at Jodrell Bank.

The evening will start with a journey through space in our incredible Space Dome, learning how to navigate the skies and locate the stars and planets. You’ll be able to get hands-on with telescopes, binoculars and planispheres and will be taught how to use the different tools.

Weather permitting, you can put all you’ve learnt into practice outside to observe the night sky. Along with Jodrell Bank’s team, the Macclesfield Astronomical Society will be on hand and happy to answer any questions.

Our stunning First Light Café will be open before and during the event, serving hot drinks and tasty treats.

Please note that observing the night sky is weather permitting.

Please note that this has already taken place on 02/02/2024


Event organiser

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is organising this event

Please contact Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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