Jupiter watch at Beacon Fell

Jupiter watch at Beacon Fell

Saturday 8th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Beacon Fell Visitor Centre
Beacon Fell, Preston, PR3 2NL

The giant planet will be at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. It will be brighter than any other time of the year and will be visible all night long. This is the best time to view and photograph Jupiter and its moons. Let our telescopes show you some of the details in Jupiter’s cloud bands and its Moons, bring your own binoculars and see Jupiter’s four largest moons, appearing as bright dots on either side of the planet.

This event is suitable for ages 12 and up.

Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the Forest of Bowland we could count 2,000 at any one time!

Please book early – places are limited.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 08/04/2017


Event organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book via the Eventbrite booking system

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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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