Family Stargazing at Jodrell Bank

Family Stargazing at Jodrell Bank

Saturday 14th December 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Jodrell Bank Observatory
University of Manchester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL

Calling all budding young stargazers! You are invited to join the team at Jodrell Bank for an unmissable opportunity to get started in astronomy.

During our fun-packed evening you will enjoy a journey around space in our inflatable planetarium, be surprised by the exciting experiments in our science show and get hands-on with telescopes and binoculars as you learn to navigate the night sky (and observing once it gets dark, weather permitting).

The Planet Pavilion Cafe will be open from 5pm, serving delicious and hearty pizza and pasta dishes.

This event is recommended for families with children aged 7 – 11.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 14/12/2019

Event organiser

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is organising this event

Please contact Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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