Observing with Melton and District Astronomical Society

Observing with Melton and District Astronomical Society

Friday 24th November 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Gaddesby Village Hall
Ashby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE7 4WF

Join members of Melton and District Astronomical Society for one of their regular meetings. These meetings often include a talk or presentation; however, being predominantly an observing Society, the priority is always to get outside and look up!

Andy Atterbury will be giving a presentation; ‘Broom Stars – Celestial Intruders’. What are comets and where do they come from? We will see some interesting observations of comets that were visible in the skies, through history and comets we have now visited with unmanned space craft.

Members bring an assortment of telescopes which visitors are welcome to use; this is an excellent opportunity for beginners to find out how to start their interest in astronomy.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/11/2023

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Melton & District 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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