Glorious Galaxies at St Aidans

Glorious Galaxies at St Aidans

Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS26 8AL

Join the team from RSPB St Aidan’s Nature Park for an evening discovering all things about galaxies in collaboration with the Wakefield and District Astronomical Society.

This interactive session will allow you to learn about galaxy formation, the different types of galaxies, our galaxy – the Milky Way – and other galaxies in the universe.

If it is a clear sky, we will attempt to observe as many galaxies as possible, plus other exciting objects that are visible. There will be a range of telescopes and other optical equipment to compare the views through each.

Please note that this has already taken place on 01/03/2023

Event organiser

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Wakefield & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please visit the RSPB website to book tickets for this event.

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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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