The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
The debris left behind by the comet Tempel-Tuttle gives rise to the Leonids meteor shower and the debris trail left behind by comet Encke gives rise to the Taurid meteor shower. Join us for a warming curry and informative talk before heading out to try and spot some meteors (shooting stars). If the weather is good you will also have an opportunity to look through an historic telescope; we have some of the largest working telescopes in the country.
Please note that this has already taken place on 18/11/2023
Observatory Science Centre is organising this event
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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 18th Nov
Sun 19th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.