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 08/02/2020
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sat 8th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.