Nowton Park Star Party

Nowton Park Star Party

Friday 25th October 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

Nowton Park Walled Garden
Nowton, Bury St Edmunds, IP29 5BD

Join members of the Athenaeum Astronomy Association who will introduce specific aspects of the night sky in October. There will be no Moon visible on the 25th & 26th and given clear skies this will enable observation of star clusters, galaxies and nebulae (the deep sky objects).

Running parallel to observing will be a series of presentations on Astronomy, some fun activities for children and the opportunity to talk to AAA members about all things astronomical. We’ll be situated in the heart of Nowton Park, well away from light sources to maximise our chance of viewing.

Parking at the main car park Nowton and walk up to walled garden – bring a torch, suitable clothing for outside especially warm footwear. Light refreshments on sale. Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/10/2019


Event organiser

Athenaeum Astronomy Association

Athenaeum Astronomy Association is organising this event

Please contact Athenaeum Astronomy Association directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Tickets for this event can be booked via the What's On West Suffolk 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.



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