Introduction to Astronomy

Introduction to Astronomy

Tuesday 21st April 2020 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

RSPB St Aidan's Nature Park
Astley Lane, Leeds, LS26 8AL

Ever looked up at a star-lit sky and wondered about the stories of the stars above? Well now is your chance to find out more!

Join the team at RSPB St Aidan’s for an introduction to astronomy, led by the Wakefield and District Astronomical Society. This beginner’s guide will help you learn your Saturn’s from your satellites, with experts on hand to point out amazing astronomical features such as planets, constellations and galaxies.

After an introduction to stargazing, we will take you on an interactive tour of the night sky over the nature park.

Timed right, we may get a glimpse of passing satellites such as the International Space Station and if we’re really lucky we may witness the Lyrid meteor shower.

There will be a range of telescope types, binoculars and optical equipment so you can get the best views possible. There’s also an opportunity to get your questions answered and receive hands on advice.

A hot drink is also included but we do advise that warm clothing is essential.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/04/2020

Event organiser

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society

Wakefield & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Wakefield & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

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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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