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Bats, Moths and Stargazing Evening

Bats, Moths and Stargazing Evening

Thursday 3rd September 2020 from 19:15pm to 21:45pm

Devon Greater Horseshoe Bat Project
Sharpham House, Totnes, Devon, 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

Event booking

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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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