Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021

Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021

Monday 25th October 2021 from 12:00pm to Sunday 31st October 2021 23:00pm

Marlborough Town
High Street, Marlborough, SN8

The Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021 takes place between 25th October 31st October.

There are a wide variety of events and activities on offer, and the festival includes an exciting programme of talks, workshops, children’s activities, and stargazing sessions. In addition, this year Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will be free to visit in St Michael and All Angels Chapel at Marlborough College.

Most events are either free or cost only a small fee; some require prior booking; others you can just turn up.

For a full list of events, including many more than what we have included here, see the official Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021 schedule.

The festival is organised in collaboration between Marlborough Town Council, North Wessex Downs AONB and Marlborough College.

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Map of events


List of events

  • Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021

    Monday 25th October 2021 from 12:00pm to Sunday 31st October 2021 23:00pm

    Marlborough Town, High Street, Marlborough, SN8

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  • Welcome to Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021

    Friday 29th October 2021 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

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  • Stargazing at the Blackett Observatory

    Friday 29th October 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

    Blackett Observatory, Marlborough College, Marlborough, SN8 1PA

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  • Stargazing on Marlborough Common

    Friday 29th October 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Marlborough Common, Free's Avenue, Marlborough, SN8

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  • Solar Observing at the Blackett Observatory

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 09:34am to 11:45am

    Blackett Observatory, Marlborough College, Marlborough, SN8 1PA

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  • Dark skies, and why they matter, with Bob Mizon MBE

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 10:00am to 11:00am

    Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

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  • Rockets and Rovers with Bath Astronomers

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 10:30am to 12:30pm

    St Mary’s Church Hall – Marlborough, Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

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  • Blast Off! With the Space Detectives

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 11:30am to 15:00pm

    Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

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  • To infinity and beyond – astronomical Q&A session

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 12:00pm to 13:00pm

    Marlborough Town Hall, High Street, Marlborough, SN8 1AA

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  • Watching Space Dust with Simon from Bath Astronomers

    Saturday 30th October 2021 from 13:00pm to 14:00pm

    St Mary’s Church Hall – Marlborough, Silverless Street, Marlborough, SN8 1JQ

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