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Astrocampus Observing Evening - Winter 2022

Astrocampus Observing Evening - Winter 2022

Thursday 13th January 2022 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

Astrocampus - University of York
Heslington West Campus, York, 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 13/01/2022


Event organiser

Astrocampus University of York

Astrocampus University of York is organising this event

Please contact Astrocampus University of York 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Astrocampus - University of York. View these events on a calendar.

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    Thursday 10th February 2022 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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    Thursday 24th February 2022 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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    Thursday 3rd March 2022 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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    Thursday 10th March 2022 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

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