Macclesfield Astronomical Society Public Beginners Evening 2020

Saturday 1st February 2020 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Goostrey Village Hall

Goostrey, Macclesfield, CW4 8PE


An informal opportunity to meet with members of Macclesfield Astronomical society who will have examples of equipment, images and crafts.

Do you want to start or restart in Astronomy or Astro-photography?

Do you want to learn about Space, Planets, Meteorites, Stars and the Cosmos?

Do you have a telescope, binoculars or camera and want to find out how to use it? Bring it along and we can give it a go!

(Weather permitting we will have observing/demonstrations outside).

Do you want advice about what equipment to buy?

Our friendly team will be on hand to give advice and help to get you started.

All ages and abilities welcome!

Refreshments available.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Macclesfield Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Macclesfield Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Saturday 1st February 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Goostrey Village Hall on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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