Exford Bridge Tea Rooms
Chapel Street, Exford, Somerset, TA24 7PY
Enjoy an evening of stargazing with experienced astronomers, starting with a delicious meal cooked by Bruce and Claire at the Exford Bridge Tea Rooms!
Then the sociable and informative part of our stargazing evening kicks off with a Stargazing presentation on the widescreen tv from astronomers Jo and Pete Richardson from Space Detectives. We will investigate stars and galaxies, discover star constellations, and share myths and legends of the night sky.
If the sky is clear, we will then head out and use the computerised “Go To” telescope to observe the sky as well as have a go at naked eye star hopping, using laser guidance!
If the weather is cloudy, Jo will use a virtual planetarium projector indoors and offer guidance on how to use free downloadable apps on phones and tablets to help you navigate your way around the night sky.
The option to find out more about telescopes and view a gallery of Pete’s Astrophotography will also be available.
This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 13/10/2023
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.
Fri 13th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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