Mysteries of Venus with Dartmoor Skies

Saturday 28th March 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

Hound Tor Car Park - Dartmoor

Manaton, Newton Abbot, TQ13 9XQ


Join the teams from Dartmoor Skies and Dartmoor's Daughter for an astronomical adventure in the heart of the moorland. With Venus visible in the sky, a young moon, and a host of other astronomical wonders to enjoy, this promises to be a memorable night. In clear weather, we will walk together to a beautiful location and guide you through the night skies and set up large telescopes so you can explore the night sky at your leisure. If the weather isn’t favourable, our back up plan will be tea and talks with slides in a nearby indoor venue. Booking required.

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This event is being organised by Dartmoor Skies who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 28th March 2020

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