Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Location description

Essex Wildlife Trust property and excellent stargazing location away from the worst of the local light pollution, this venue is frequently used by local astronomical societies for public stargazing events.


Location event organiser

North Essex Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Private venue

Location accessible out of hours only when stargazing events are scheduled.


Tonight's weather forecast

22/09/20
19:00
19°
5%
22/09/20
22:00
17°
1%
23/09/20
01:00
16°
1%
23/09/20
04:00
15°
9%
Weather forecast for Layer Marney Tower (2.50 miles away) updated 22/09/20 at 12:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

When to stargaze at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

This location's semi-rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 26th September 2020 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 17th October 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 21st November 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 12th December 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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