Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

Observing at Flamsteed Observatory

Saturday 12th August 2023 from 19:30pm to 23:00pm

Flamsteed Observatory
Near Brailsford, Derby, Derbyshire, DE6 3BY

Weather permitting, astronomers from the Derby & District Astronomical Society hold monthly observing sessions at their Flamsteed Observatory, located near the village of Brailsford.

The observatory is home to a 10″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope which offers excellent views of the planets, Moon and deep sky objects. Members of the Society also bring their telescopes too.

During the summer, viewing the Sun using a special solar telescope is possible, and events start a little later in the evening.

The Society welcomes beginners and prospective members to these sessions. If you have a telescope, take it along!

If you would like to attend this event, please get in touch with the Society’s Secretary for more details, including information about the exact location and start time which varies throughout the year.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023

Event organiser

Derby & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Derby & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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