Astrocampus - University of York
Heslington West Campus, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5NA
Join the team from Astrocampus for a family-friendly evening exploring the night sky and trying hands-on space-science activities.
Tour the observatory and discover what to look for in the night sky. Observe the Moon, planets, and stars when the weather allows with our telescopes and binoculars.
Even if the weather lets us down, find out about meteors and handle our genuine meteorite, investigate how new space telescopes work using an infrared camera, and learn about the scale of the Solar System with craft activities.
Events go ahead, whatever the weather. Register for your free spaces via the Eventbrite website.
Please note that this has already taken place on 14/12/2023
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.
Thu 14th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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