J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 27th January 2023 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory
Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7SH

Join the Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society astronomers at this public open evening of their wonderful observatory.

These open evenings take place when the phase of the Moon is optimum and offer a fantastic opportunity to view incredible objects using telescopes. If the skies are cloudy, there will be a planetarium show in the observatory dome.

Numbers are limited and cost £5 per person (£2.50 for under 16’s), with all money going towards supporting their charity. Please reserve your spaces for this event via the Eventbrite website.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/01/2023


Event organiser

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is organising this event

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


Event booking

Reserve your space for this event via the Eventbrite 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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