Jodrell Bank Open Night - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Jodrell Bank Open Night - BBC Stargazing Live 2017

Thursday 30th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Jodrell Bank Observatory
University of Manchester, Macclesfield, SK11 9DL

Get into astronomy and join us for an evening of stargazing at Jodrell Bank, home to the world-famous Lovell Telescope.

As well as Jodrell Bank’s own astronomers, Macclesfield Astronomical Society will also be on hand with telescopes and binoculars to view the night sky. Plus, visitors can watch the Stargazing Live programme in the Star Pavilion and enjoy an Introduction to Stargazing from the team at Jodrell Bank.

This event is in support of BBC Stargazing Live, which is set to return on 28, 29 and 30 March and will be broadcast from Australia.

Tickets are just £8/person. 10% discount available for Annual Pass holders.

Image credit: Ant Holloway

Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/03/2017

Event organiser

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre

Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre is organising this event

Please contact Jodrell Bank Discovery 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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