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Moon Watch at Durham Botanical Gardens

Moon Watch at Durham Botanical Gardens

Monday 15th November 2021 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Durham Botanic Garden
Hollingside Lane, Durham, DH1 3TN

Join astronomers from the Durham Astronomical Society for a night about the Moon. On Monday, November 15th, the moon will be in a so-called gibbous phase which means it is between half and full moon. This phase will mean that some interesting craters and other features will be visible through telescopes, which the Durham Astronomical Society will bring along. Even if it is cloudy, there will be a presentation about interesting facts of the moon, and what is visible on it by telescopes. This is followed by a presentation of what else can be seen in the sky, unless it is clear and you can observe the moon yourself through a telescope.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/11/2021


Event organiser

Durham Astronomical Society

Durham Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Durham Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book free spaces for this event via the Durham University 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

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    Friday 25th March 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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  • Durham Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

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    Friday 27th May 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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    Friday 24th June 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN

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