Astrocampus - University of York
Heslington West Campus, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5DD
Join the team from Astrocampus York 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. Then, when the weather allows, observe the Moon, planets, and stars 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 infra-red camera, and learn about the scale of the Solar System with craft activities.
Events are free of charge, go ahead whatever the weather, and must be booked in advance.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/01/2022
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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 20th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.