Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project
Sharpham House, Totnes, TQ9 7UT, South West
See bats and stars (hopefully) on this very special event that awakens your senses to nature at night-time. The Sharpham Estate beside the River Dart hosts various bats, while our streetlamp-free dark skies are perfect for stargazing on a clear night. We’re one of the few places in the UK and Europe where the Greater Horseshoe Bat can be found.
This packed event also includes – clouds permitting! – a tour of the night-sky, thanks to Dartmoor Skies. Using supplied astronomy kit, you’ll see celestial objects including stars, planets, galaxies, nebulae and more! If it is cloudy, there will be an introduction to astronomy with lots of hints and tips so that you can explore the sky for yourselves when you get home, and a fun illustrated talk on Devons Bats.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/09/2020
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.
Thu 3rd Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.