Dark Skies Festival Stargazing Dinner at Porlock Weir

Dark Skies Festival Stargazing Dinner at Porlock Weir

Saturday 14th October 2023 from 18:45pm to 21:00pm

Porlock Weir Hotel
Porlock Weir, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 8PB

Join Astrophysicist and cosmologist Professor Roger Davies from Oxford University who will present ‘Everything you wanted to know about astronomy but were afraid to ask’.

The event includes a 3-course dinner and an option to stay over, enabling you to discover the magic of the night skies and all that twinkles above from the wonderful location of Porlock Weir.

This event occurs during the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/10/2023

Event booking

To enquire or book, call the Porlock Weir Hotel on 01643 800400.

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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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