Maumbury Road, Dorchester, DT1 1QN
Fifty years ago this year man went to the moon! And Dorchester Arts will celebrate the anniversary of this monumental moment in human history with a huge outdoor musical event in Maumbury Rings, Dorchester – rechristened Moonbury Rings for a whole weekend of celebrations.
On Friday July 19th more than 500 children will join in a performance led by the projects musical director Alasdair Malloy – one of the UK’s finest percussionists and conductors.
With a moon-themed Outdoor Cinema event from the Town Council on Saturday 20th and a Family Science Day on Sunday 21st, Moonbury Rings is set to be one of the highlights of 2019… and something for the youngsters to remember for the next 5 years when they look back on the centenary of the landings…maybe from Mars!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/07/2019
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.
Fri 19th Jul
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Sun 21st Jul
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.