The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN
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.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/08/2019
Observatory Science Centre is organising this event
Please contact Observatory Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Fri 30th Aug
Sat 31st Aug
Sun 1st Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.