Heaton Park Astronomy Group Open Day

Heaton Park Astronomy Group Open Day

Sunday 24th September 2017 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

Heaton Park Farm Centre
Middleton Road, Manchester, M25 2SW

In anticipation of the return of dark skies after the summer and the start of a new observing season members of the Heaton Park Astronomy Group will be holding an open day at the Farm Centre in the heart of Heaton Park.  Special solar telescopes will allow you to see the Sun like you’ve never seen it before!  Astronomers will be on hand to answer your astronomical questions and you can find out more about their regular stargazing sessions!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/09/2017


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

No booking for this event is required, simply turn up on the day!

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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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