MoonFest Observing Evening at South Downs Planetarium

MoonFest Observing Evening at South Downs Planetarium

Saturday 13th July 2019 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm

South Downs Planetarium and Science Centre
Kingsham Road, Chichester, PO19 8RP

Spend an evening with expert staff observing the night sky through telescopes including the Moon, Jupiter and its Moons and Saturn with its rings. If the weather is unsuitable there will be a special presentation in the Planetarium dome about the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn as well as other objects visible in the July night sky. Light refreshments will also be available for purchase during the event.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/07/2019

Event booking

Please contact the South Downs Planetarium for all booking enquiries.

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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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