Signal Row, St Martins, TR25 0QN, South West
Join the friendly and experienced team of astronomers at the Community Observatory St Martins on Scilly (COSMOS) and experience the truly wonderful dark skies above the Scilly Isles during this one the facility’s regular Tuesday evening open nights.
Note that the event times change throughout the course of the year starting later during Summer months and earlier during the Winter, this depending on when the skies get dark. There’s an entrance fee payable on the door with all proceeds going towards the charity.
During the tourist season there are daily boats to St. Martin’s from St. Mary’s with a special evening service to coincide with the Observatory opening (subject to demand).
Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/09/2019
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 3rd Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.