Astronomy Night at Watchtree Nature Reserve

Astronomy Night at Watchtree Nature Reserve

Thursday 28th February 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Watchtree Nature Reserve
Great Orton, Carlisle, CA5 6NL

Border Astronomical Society presents a night under the stars. If the skies are not clear huddle in the warmth of the visitor’s centre for a Cumbrian Skies slideshow and talk. Tickets available on the door with all proceeds supporting Watchtree Nature Reserve projects.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 28/02/2019

Event booking

Access to this event is by payment on the door.

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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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