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Cygnus Observatory public open evening

Cygnus Observatory public open evening

Thursday 24th March 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre
Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE

Everyone is welcome to this public open evening of the Cygnus Observatory at the Washington Wetland Centre.

The observatory is open each Thursday and Sunday evening, and no prior booking is required.

Astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society will be on hand operating telescopes and answering questions. If you have a telescope, bring it along for expert advice!

These events are an excellent opportunity to find out more about their Society and possibly join their group.


Event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society

Sunderland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Sunderland 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 Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 2nd January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 6th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 9th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 13th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 16th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 20th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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