Back to Basics Astronomy at the Observatory Science Centre

Back to Basics Astronomy at the Observatory Science Centre

Thursday 7th December 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN

This 4-week course is a basic introduction to astronomy. It is aimed at beginners and approaches the subject practically, helping you visualise the wonders of our solar system and beyond.

The course ‘Back to Basics Astronomy: a practical approach’ is designed to be just that! A basic introduction to astronomy for absolute beginners.

It will be a mixture of slides and dialogue, but there will be props, practical activities and demonstrations to help you visualise the information.

Please note that this has already taken place on 07/12/2023


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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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