Family Stargazing at Monkton Combe

Family Stargazing at Monkton Combe

Saturday 14th January 2023 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Monkton Combe Community Observatory
Monkton Senior School, Monkton Combe, Avon, BA2 7JE

Bath Astronomers are setting up telescopes for families and individuals to come and look through and enjoy the night sky together for free.

Wrap up warm and look at the moons around Jupiter, the storm belts, and, if we’re lucky, the Great Red Spot.

See the rings around Saturn and the green spot that is Uranus, get your eyes used to the dark and try to spot the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way arching overhead, or test your eyesight like ancient warriors by splitting stars.

Family Stargazing is weather dependent, so please check back the event’s Facebook page on the day of the event before travelling to avoid cancellation disappointment.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/01/2023

Event organiser

Bath Astronomers

Bath Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Bath Astronomers 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Double-Gate Farm B&B

    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ (22.1 miles away)

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