Derby & District Astronomical Society introduction to astronomy

Derby & District Astronomical Society introduction to astronomy

Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Friends Meeting House - Derby
St Helens Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 3GY, East Midlands

Derby & District Astronomical Society host monthly introduction to astronomy sessions on the third Friday of each month from September to June except for December, to avoid clashing with Christmas.

These sessions are aimed specifically at beginners and may include advice and help on using telescopes, finding your way around the night sky, astrophotography etc.

You are welcome to bring your telescope, and there may be an opportunity for some observing from the back garden of The Friends Meeting House if weather permits.

Please contact the Derby and District Astronomical Society Secretary for more details.


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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 Friends Meeting House - Derby. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Derby & District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Friday 7th June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY

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  • Derby & District Astronomical Society introduction to astronomy

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Friends Meeting House - Derby, Derby, DE1 3GY

    More info

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