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Equinox stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

Equinox stargazing at Gisburn Dark Sky Discovery Site

Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Gisburn Forest Hub
Gisburn Forest, Near Tosside, BB7

This weekend is the autumn Equinox, giving equal night and day so there should be great opportunity to travel through the constellations and along the Milky Way. Following an indoor presentation there will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through, all operated by experienced amateur astronomers, who will attempt to answer your questions on life, the universe and everything!  Suitable for adults and accompanied children 12 years and over.

Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!

Please book early – places are limited.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/09/2017


Event organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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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