Breckland Observatory public open night

Breckland Observatory public open night

Friday 29th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Breckland Astronomical Observatory
Great Ellingham, Near Attleborough, Norfolk, NR17

Join astronomers from Breckland Astronomical Society for this one of their regular free public observing nights at their fantastic Breckland Observatory, which takes place on the last Friday of each month (start time varies through the year) from August to April.

Experience incredible planets, stars, galaxies and nebulae views through their excellent 20-inch aperture telescope!

There is no need to book for this event; however, we recommend contacting the Society first to confirm your attendance.


Event organiser

Breckland Astronomical Society

Breckland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Breckland Astronomical Society 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Breckland Astronomical Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 29th March 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

    More info
  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 26th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

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  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 30th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

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  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 27th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

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  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 25th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

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  • Breckland Observatory public open night

    Friday 29th November 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Breckland Astronomical Observatory, Near Attleborough, NR17

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