Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Draconids Meteor Shower

Herstmonceux Observatory Open Evening - Draconids Meteor Shower

Saturday 7th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This event offers a fantastic opportunity to look through the incredibly impressive historical telescopes at Herstmonceux which offer amazing views of the moon, planets and objects way beyond from their dark sky location. Viewing is subject to weather conditions so be sure to check the forecast first, however the event will go ahead no matter the weather with a presentation in their planetarium and a tour of the observatory. Oh and take a red torch so not to spoil your night vision!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 07/10/2017


Event organiser

Observatory Science Centre

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.


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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