Marlborough College Blackett Observatory Public Open Evening

Marlborough College Blackett Observatory Public Open Evening

Saturday 18th November 2023 from 18:00pm to 21:30pm

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

Enjoy a rare opportunity to explore the night sky with experts at the Marlborough College Blackett Observatory, whatever the weather!

Prepare to be amazed… the experts at the Blackett Observatory will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky.

Attendees will be able to go into the Observatory to visit the oldest computerised telescope, in the world!

The events consists of two sessions, one starting at 6pm the other at 8pm.

Suitable for 8 years and over – children must be accompanied – prior booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/11/2023


Event organiser

Blackett Observatory

Blackett Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Blackett Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Tickets for this event will be available via Eventbrite from Friday, 10th November 2023 at 17:00 GMT.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



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