Astronomy Night in the Great Fen

Astronomy Night in the Great Fen

Saturday 25th November 2023 from 10:00am to 21:30pm

Ramsey Heights Countryside Classroom
Ramsey Heights, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2RS

Join St Neots Astronomy Association for a special presentation and observe the Great Fen’s night skies with a laser-guided night-sky tour.

Don’t miss Bob Graham’s fascinating presentation ‘Two Launch or not to Launch” – a pictorial description of his two trips to Kourou, French Guiana, to witness Ariane 5 launches. Learn about the launcher and facilities together with his personal recollections. Bob spent over thirty years in the UK Space industry in senior engineering and management positions prior to his retirement in 2013.

Afterwards, we will head outside (weather permitting) to observe the Great Fen’s night sky. We are proud to be a designated Dark Sky Discovery Site here at Ramsey Heights, so unless the clouds get in the way we should have wonderful views of the Moon and Jupiter!

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/11/2023

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St Neots Astronomy Association

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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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