Moon Palace: Daytime Observation Session at Wetherby Sports Association

Moon Palace: Daytime Observation Session at Wetherby Sports Association

Monday 18th December 2023 from 15:00pm to 16:30pm

Wetherby Sports Association
Lodge Lane, Wetherby, West Yorkshire, LS22 5FN

Drop into this free daytime observation session at Wetherby Sports Association for an other-worldly experience combining daytime solar and radio astronomy. Spend time chatting with your Artist and Scientist hosts or browse the onboard library over a cup of ‘cosmic’ tea! This experience is suitable for all ages.

Artists Heather Peak and Ivan Morison created Moon Palace; this new artwork and mobile observatory is inspired by the legacy of John Smeaton and the observatory he had in East Leeds.  The project forms part of Leeds Year of Culture 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/12/2023

Event booking

For more details please see the Leeds 2023 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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