Dark Skies Festival Discovery Hub Stargazing

Dark Skies Festival Discovery Hub Stargazing

Friday 13th October 2023 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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


Event organiser

Wild About Exmoor

Wild About Exmoor is organising this event

Please contact Wild About Exmoor directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Book via [email protected] or call 07990 521604.

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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 Exford Bridge Tea Rooms. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Friday 19th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

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  • Summer Stargazing and BBQ

    Friday 6th September 2024 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

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