Public Open Night at Institute of Astronomy

Public Open Night at Institute of Astronomy

Wednesday 8th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Cambridge Observatory - Institute of Astronomy
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, CB3 0HA

This event one of a regular weekly first-come-first-served free public open evenings at Cambridge University’s Institute of Astronomy. It’s a fantastic opportunity to look through the institute’s large Northumberland and Thorrowgood telescopes from within the observatory. Members from Cambridge Astronomical Society will also be on hand with their telescopes. Observing is weather dependent, however an Astronomer from the Institute will present a half-hour talk.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 08/03/2017


Event organiser

Cambridge Astronomical Society

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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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