Astronomy in the City - University of Birmingham Observatory

Astronomy in the City - University of Birmingham Observatory

Wednesday 17th October 2018 from 17:30pm to 22:00pm

University of Birmingham Physics & Astronomy Department
Poynting Physics Building, Birmingham, B15 2TT

The University of Birmingham Observatory invites you to attend this free public stargazing event. This is a great opportunity to visit the observatory and look through their huge 50cm aperture reflecting telescope. The event includes talks from experts and plenty of opportunity to ask them anything astronomical! Visitor numbers to the observatory itself are limited and a ballot takes place for those arriving before 17:55. Those who are not selected in the ballot can still observe from observatory atop the University’s Physics building. These events are ticket only and prior booking is essential!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/10/2018

Event organiser

University of Birmingham Observatory

University of Birmingham Observatory is organising this event

Please contact University of Birmingham Observatory 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.

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