Kestle Barton by night (Perseid meteor shower)

Kestle Barton by night (Perseid meteor shower)

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:30pm

Kestle Barton
Manaccan, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6HU

Kestle Barton by night… with Astronomer Carolyn Kennett, including a bonfire dinner, nighttime sculpture exhibition and viewing the peak of the Perseid meteor shower.

Carolyn will talk about the folklore and history surrounding the sky, particularly the Perseids and the Milky Way.

You will end the evening watching the meteor shower and looking through a telescope at brighter objects in the sky (weather permitting).

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023

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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