Herstmonceux Observatory Astronomy Festival 2018

Friday 31st August 2018 from 14:00pm to Sunday 2nd September 2018 18:00pm

The Observatory Science Centre

Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN


Description

The annual Astronomy Festival held at Herstmonceux Observatory is a unique opportunity for members of the public to camp out under the dark skies next to the telescope domes. A whole weekend of astronomical activities is scheduled including talks and presentations, planetarium shows, solar observing, various stands and vendors and of course observing through telescopes. Suitable for families. Book quick as these events always sell out quickly.

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


Organiser

This event is being organised by Observatory Science Centre who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Bookings

Please contact Observatory Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 31st August 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Observatory Science Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.


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