Heaton Park Astronomy Group - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Heaton Park Astronomy Group - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Thursday 6th April 2017 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Heaton Park Bowls Pavilion - Prestwich
Heaton Park, Prestwich, M25 2GT

All members of the public are extended a warm invitation to join the Heaton Park Astronomy Group for this special Thursday evening meeting at Heaton Park Bowls Pavilion.

The event coincides with BBC Stargazing Live and will focus on “Stargazing for Beginners”. There will be talks and presentations including how to find your way around the night sky and what can be seen this month and through the summer.

Hopefully the skies will be clear in which case there will be opportunity to look through telescopes at objects such as the Moon and the planet Jupiter.

There is no need to book for this event, simply turn up!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 06/04/2017


Event organiser

Heaton Park Astronomy Group

Heaton Park Astronomy Group is organising this event

Please contact Heaton Park Astronomy Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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