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 15/03/2017
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Wed 15th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.