Discover Dartmoor Dark Skies

Discover Dartmoor Dark Skies

Tuesday 17th April 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Moorland House
Haytor, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XT

Join the team from Dartmoor National Park with astronomers from University of Exeter for an evening understanding the importance of dark skies then observing them using binoculars and telescopes if weather permits. Booking essential due to limited numbers.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/04/2018

Event booking

Booking for this event is via the National Park Visitor Centre at Haytor 01364 661520 or email [email protected]

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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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