Copthorne Observatory Open Day

Copthorne Observatory Open Day

Saturday 23rd July 2022 from 14:00pm to 17:00pm

Copthorne Observatory
Effingham Lane, Copthorne, West Sussex, RH10 3HR

Join the welcoming members of the Crawley Astronomical Society as they open the doors to their observatory on the grounds of Copthorne School.

You’ll enjoy a tour of the new facility and learn more about telescopes and how they work — if you have a telescope take it along for expert advice!

There will also be solar observing, an excellent opportunity to safely view our nearest star, the Sun, in incredible detail using a solar telescope. Finally, a bring-and-buy sale will have beginner telescopes and accessories available.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/07/2022

Event organiser

Crawley Astronomical Society

Crawley Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Crawley 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

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    Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9LP (18.4 miles away)

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  • Littleton Farm Campsite

    Upwaltham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0LX (28.3 miles away)

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