Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre

Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR

Location description

Set in the heart of the Mendip Hills and in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre's accessible but remote location makes for a great place to go stargazing. The venue even has it's own observatory! Public stargazing events organised with the assistance of Wells and Mendip Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Wells & Mendip Astronomers organises stargazing events at this location.


Private venue

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


Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.

Stay & gaze

This location benefits from dark skies, relatively low levels of light pollution, is astronomy friendly and suitable for stargazing breaks.


Tonight's weather forecast

17/09/19
19:00
15°
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17/09/19
22:00
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18/09/19
01:00
11°
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18/09/19
04:00
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Weather forecast for Cheddar (2.89 miles away) updated 17/09/19 at 04:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre

This location's 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

Messier Marathon 2019

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 18:00pm to Sunday 22nd March 2020 02:00am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Messier Night with Wells & Mendip Astronomers

Saturday 21st March 2020 from 18:00pm to 23:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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