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.
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.
Thu 14th Dec
Fri 15th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.