Observe the Sun at Wells Cathedral Green

Observe the Sun at Wells Cathedral Green

Saturday 22nd July 2023 from 11:00am to 17:00pm

Wells Cathedral
Cathedral Green, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2UE

An opportunity for your and your family to join the members of Wells & Mendip Astronomers on the Wells Cathedral Green on Saturday, 22 July, from 11 am to safely observe the surface and atmosphere of your nearest star, the Sun.
This free event allows the public to wander up and use a range of special telescopes configured so you can view the Sun without damaging your eyesight. Under the guidance of Wells & Mendip Astronomers members, you’ll see sunspots, faculae, filaments, and solar prominences.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/07/2023

Event organiser

Wells & Mendip Astronomers

Wells & Mendip Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Wells & Mendip Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

This event is free with no need to book.

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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

Below is a list of events at Wells Cathedral. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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