Mars Observation Evening at the Bruce Observatory

Friday 30th October 2020 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

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.

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 online event is being organised by North York Moors National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


To book a time slot email Mark: [email protected] or call 01947 605516

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

Location light pollution

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

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

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