Explore The Cosmos at Westminster Reference Library

Explore The Cosmos at Westminster Reference Library

Thursday 19th September 2019 from 18:30pm to 19:30pm

Westminster Reference Library
35 St Martin's Street, London, WC2h 7HP

Explore the cosmos at the very site of Sir Isaac Newton’s former London home and observatory, Westminster Reference Library in Leicester Square.

A special and unique opportunity to discover the universe by learning about astronomy and how to use a telescope to navigate the night skies.

Nicholas Joannou a fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, will give you a short introduction to astronomy and demonstrates the processes of setting up and using a telescope, opening up the cosmos for you to explore.

If the night is clear we will be holding a sky viewing session where we hope to see Saturn and Jupiter.

If the sky is overcast that night then we will hold an impressive and enjoyable indoor demonstration of gravity and space-time curvature.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/09/2019

Event organiser

Westminster Reference Library is organising this event

Please contact Westminster Reference Library directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Tickets for this event are free and can be obtained from the Eventbrite website.

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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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