Beginners Astronomy Day and Stargazing Evening

Beginners Astronomy Day and Stargazing Evening

Saturday 13th May 2023 from 10:00am to 21:00pm

Highworth Community Centre
The Dormers, Highworth, Wiltshire, SN6 7PQ

The friendly astronomers from the Swindon Stargazers and Highworth Night Sky are hosting an astronomy day for beginners, and you are invited to join them!

If you would like help with your telescope, bring it along. Many people will happily advise which telescope is right for you at this informal event.

In addition, there’ll be telescopes available for you to look through, including daytime observation of the Sun and, in the evening, the night sky and Moon.

This is a free event with no prior booking required!

Beginners Astronomy Day and Stargazing with Swindon Stargazers

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/05/2023

Event organiser

Swindon Stargazers

Swindon Stargazers is organising this event

Please contact Swindon Stargazers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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