Here comes the Sun - Solar Observing

Here comes the Sun - Solar Observing

Sunday 20th March 2022 from 12:00pm to 16:00pm

Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street, Bath, Avon, BA1 2BL, South West

Celebrate the Vernal (Spring) Equinox by watching the fiery surface of the Sun from the garden of the Herschel Museum of Astronomy, where Uranus was discovered in 1781.

The solar telescopes and Bath Astronomers will be in the garden from 12 noon to 5 pm to guide you so you can observe the Sun safely and tell you more about your nearest star.

Please note that this has already taken place on 20/03/2022


Event organiser

Bath Astronomers

Bath Astronomers is organising this event

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


Event booking

This event is indluded with attendance to the Museum.

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Herschel Museum of Astronomy. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Solar Sunday with Bath Astronomers

    Sunday 25th August 2024 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Stargazing with the Bath Astronomers

    Tuesday 17th September 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 25th September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 30th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 27th November 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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  • Bath Astronomers monthly meeting

    Wednesday 29th January 2025 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Herschel Museum of Astronomy, Bath, BA1 2BL

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