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
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 14th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.