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
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sat 25th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.