Friends of Blackett Observatory solar observing day

Friends of Blackett Observatory solar observing day

Thursday 25th May 2023 from 14:30pm to 16:30pm

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

Friends of the Blackett Observatory may attend for an afternoon of solar observing. See our closest star, the Sun, using special solar telescopes, including white light and hydrogen alpha.

Note that this event is not open to the general public. For details on how to become a Friend of the Blackett Observatory see their website.

If you are already a Friend of Blackett Observatory and would like to attend this event, please get in touch with the observatory for details.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/05/2023

Event organiser

Blackett Observatory

Blackett Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Blackett Observatory 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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