Messier Marathon 2018

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 18:00pm to 23:30pm

Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre

Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR


Join the enthusiastic members from Wells & Mendip Astronomers and Bath Astronomers for this public stargazing event at Charterhouse. Explore your way around the skies observing some of the brightest star clusters, nebulae and galaxies catalogued by the great astronomer Charles Messier.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Wells & Mendip Astronomers who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Wells & Mendip Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Saturday 17th March 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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