Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Plymouth Astro

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with Plymouth Astro

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm

Drakes Statue - Plymouth Hoe
Hoe Park, Plymouth, PL1 2PJ

Astronomers from Plymouth Astronomical Society will be marking the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing with this special event on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 13th July. Experience magnificent views of the Moon using telescopes with the planet Jupiter appearing close by. They will be meeting by Drakes statue on the Hoe at around 8.30pm — bring your camera and tripod or telescope if you have one and some refreshments. Please note that this event may be cancelled at short notice due to poor weather — see their Facebook page for more info!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/07/2019


Event organiser

Plymouth Astronomical Society

Plymouth Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Plymouth Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No booking is required to attend this event, simply turn up on the evening!

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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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