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Mars Observation Evening at the Bruce Observatory

Mars Observation Evening at the Bruce Observatory

Friday 23rd October 2020 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School
Prospect Hill, Whitby, North Yorkshire, 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 23/10/2020


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

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.


Event booking

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

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Bruce Observatory - Whitby School. View these events on a calendar.

  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 5th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 2nd August 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 6th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 4th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 1st November 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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  • Whitby and District Astronomical Society monthly meeting

    Tuesday 6th December 2022 from 19:30pm to 20:15pm

    Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

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