Clanfield Observatory Sun Live!

Clanfield Observatory Sun Live!

Saturday 6th July 2024 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

Clanfield Observatory
Hinton Heights, Clanfield, Hampshire, PO8

Clanfield Observatory offer a rare chance to see the Sun in Real time using special Sun Filters (depending on the weather conditions).

Our high quality specialist filter systems allow us to look directly at the sun safely through our telescopes. You’ll have a chance to see the surface of the sun itself, and depending on the activity on the Sun, you may also see Prominences and Sun Spots.

Note: It is extremely dangerous to look directly at the sun without specialist Solar Observing Equipment. We will provide the equipment and information you need to do this safely while you visit.

It is advised to wear Sun screen and a hat to protect yourself from the sun. Should the weather prevent views of the Sun, the event will still go ahead, and an illustrated talk about the Sun will be given.

Our Sun Live events are in great demand. Tickets need to be paid for at the time of booking.

Entrance is exclusively by pre purchased tickets priced at £10:00 per Adult, and £6 per person aged 16 and under.


Event organiser

Hampshire Astronomical Group

Hampshire Astronomical Group is organising this event

Please contact Hampshire Astronomical Group 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 Clanfield Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Clanfield Observatory Sun Live!

    Saturday 22nd June 2024 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Clanfield Observatory Sun Live!

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Clanfield Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 14th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Clanfield Observatory Public Open Evening

    Sunday 15th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Clanfield Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 12th October 2024 from 19:15pm to 22:15pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Clanfield Observatory Public Open Evening

    Sunday 13th October 2024 from 19:15pm to 22:15pm

    Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

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  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (16.2 miles away)

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