Astronomy at the Marlborough College Blackett Observatory

Astronomy at the Marlborough College Blackett Observatory

Saturday 19th November 2022 from 18:00pm to 21:30pm

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

Prepare to be amazed… the experts at the Blackett Observatory will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky, whatever the weather!

Attendees can visit the Observatory to visit the oldest computerised telescope in the world! Suitable for eight years and over – children must be accompanied.

Meet outside the main entrance to Marlborough College by the pedestrian lights on the A4 Bath Road. You will be accompanied to the Observatory, a 10-15 minute walk uphill on a rough track.

Length of session: Approx 1 hr 30mins, including walking to and from the Observatory.

Please note that this has already taken place on 19/11/2022


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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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