Friends of the Marlborough Telescope observing session

Friends of the Marlborough Telescope observing session

Friday 9th February 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

This open evening at the Blackett Observatory, located on the grounds of Marlborough College, is exclusive to Friends of the Marlborough Telescope.

By becoming a ‘Friend of the Marlborough telescope’, you will receive a diary of planned events, a contact number to arrange private visits and be invited to attend private observation events during the year (including Solar observations by day).

Membership costs just £20 per year (September to August) for an adult and includes immediate family.

Please see the Blackett Observatory website for details on how to join the group and attend these events.

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/02/2024


Event organiser

Blackett Observatory

Blackett Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Blackett Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

This event is for Friends of the Marlborough Telescope. Please see the Blackett Observatory website to join the group and attend these events.

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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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