Family Stargazing in the Great Fen

Family Stargazing in the Great Fen

Saturday 27th January 2024 from 18:00pm to 20:30pm

Ramsey Heights Countryside Classroom
Ramsey Heights, Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2RS

Join the team from the Wildlife Trust at the Dark Sky designated site of Ramsey Heights Countryside Centre in the heart of the Great Fen for a family-friendly stargazing evening.

Take the opportunity to enjoy the views free of most light pollution and learn our most recognisable constellations to start you off on your dark sky discovery.

Bring your own telescope if you have one, or you can take turns with ours.

Please note this event is designed for beginners and planned with families in mind. However, if adults would like to attend just to take advantage of the facilities being open and the reassurance of staff being on site whilst using your own stargazing and photography equipment, you’re very welcome to book a place too.

Please be aware that in the event of bad weather this event may be rescheduled.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/01/2024

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite 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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