Observing the Universe - Beginners Astronomy Course

Observing the Universe - Beginners Astronomy Course

Tuesday 7th November 2023 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

University of Dundee
Old Hawkhill, Dundee, Angus, DD1 5EN

This six-week practical astronomy course is a complete introduction to finding your way around the night sky using the unaided eye, binoculars or a small telescope.

You’ll learn how to identify the stars and constellations, recognize the planets and follow the changing appearance of the Moon, as well as spot more nearby phenomena such as meteors, the aurora and orbiting satellites.

This course will also look at recording your observations, including basic imaging techniques, and will provide resources for further exploring your interest.

Please note that this has already taken place on 07/11/2023

Event booking

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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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