Moon watch and stargazing with Sunderland Astronomical Society

Moon watch and stargazing with Sunderland Astronomical Society

Friday 20th October 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre
Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE

You are invited to join the friendly astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society for a family-friendly evening of stargazing and astronomy activities.

See the Moon in stunning detail in large-aperture telescopes; the planets Jupiter and Saturn are also visible through the evening, and the Andromeda Galaxy, too! You’ll be given a whirlwind tour of the skies from their fabulous observatory at the Washington Wetland Centre.

This is a free event, however prior booking is required. Tickets are available here.

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Please note that this has already taken place on 20/10/2023


Event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society

Sunderland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Sunderland Astronomical Society 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 16th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 20th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 23rd June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 27th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 30th June 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 4th July 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE

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