Dark skies: family stone circle walk

Dark skies: family stone circle walk

Friday 27th October 2023 from 17:30pm to 21:00pm

Avebury Museum - National Trust
Avebury, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1RF

An evening of astronomy for families in the stone circle. Take part in a lantern craft activity followed by a dark walk in the henge with a fascinating talk about the stars. End with warming refreshments.

This is a family event and suitable for children above 7 years old. Bring your torches and binoculars and enjoy this guided walk to marvel at the night sky. Tickets are £6 each.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2023


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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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