The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
The debris left behind by the comet Thatcher gives rise to the April Lyrids meteor shower, which peaks on the evening of 22 April! Join us for an informative talk and some meteor (shooting stars) spotting. If the weather is good, you will also have an opportunity to look through the historic telescopes, some of the largest working telescopes in the country.
Please note that this has already taken place on 22/04/2023
Observatory Science Centre is organising this event
Please contact Observatory Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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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 22nd Apr
Sun 23rd Apr
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.