Family Stargazing at Dunwich Heath

Family Stargazing at Dunwich Heath

Saturday 18th November 2023 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Dunwich Heath and Beach - National Trust
Minsmere Road, Dunwich, Suffolk, IP17 3DJ, East of England

Astronomers from DASH Astronomical Society will set up telescopes so that you can have a close-up view of the Moon, stars, and hopefully some planets and nebulae too! Even if the weather’s cloudy, come along anyway, as Heath Barn will have fun interactive science activities. Our kiosk will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for hot drinks and light snacks.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/11/2023


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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 Dunwich Heath and Beach - National Trust. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Sunday 11th August 2024 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

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    Norwich Road, Woodton, Norfolk, NR35 2LP (20.5 miles away)

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