Messier Marathon with Wells and Mendip Astronomers

Messier Marathon with Wells and Mendip Astronomers

Saturday 25th March 2017 from 18:30pm to 23:30pm

Charterhouse Outdoor Activity Centre & Observatory
Charterhouse-on-Mendip, Blagon, BS40 7XR

This event is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the bright city lights and join the friendly astronomers from Wells and Mendip Astronomy Group for this public stargazing event. The “Messier Marathon” refers to a popular astronomical activity in which the brightest deep sky objects (including galaxies, nebulae and star clusters catalogued by the famous astronomer Charles Messier) are observed through telescopes throughout the course of an evening. The event coincides with a moonless night meaning the starry skies above the Mendip Hills in all of their glory. Contact the event organisers for more details.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/03/2017

Event organiser

Wells & Mendip Astronomers

Wells & Mendip Astronomers is organising this event

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

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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.

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