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
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.
Sat 12th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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