Bruce Observatory - Whitby School
Prospect Hill, Whitby, YO21 1LA
Mars reaches a very favourable opposition for UK observers this October. It presents a wonderful opportunity to see the Red Planet through the Cooke refractor at the Bruce Observatory with Whitby & District Astronomical Society.
Group sizes are limited to no more than 5 people at a time. Each time period will be split into three half hour time slots.
This event is taking place as part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2020.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/10/2020
North York Moors National Park is organising this event
Please contact North York Moors National Park 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.
Fri 30th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.