Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, BH24 3PJ
This 4 week course is suitable for absolute beginners and will open up your eyes to the amazing night sky as well as teach you how to use the equipment needed to see what is not visible with the naked eye.
Taught by Stephen Tonkin of Fordingbridge Astronomers, if the night is clear you will have the opportunity each week to put what you have learnt into practice with an observation session, of about 1 hour (it gets a little chilly after that!).
The course runs on Wednesdays 15th, 22nd and 29th January and 5th February 2020 from 6.30pm until 8.30pm.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/01/2020
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.
Wed 15th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.