Orwell Park Observatory Open Evening

Orwell Park Observatory Open Evening

Monday 11th December 2017 from 20:15pm to 22:00pm

Orwell Park Observatory
Orwell Park School, Nacton, IP10 0ER

This popular open evening offers a guided tour of the Victorian Observatory, you’ll learn about it’s history and the instruments used there.  If weather permits you’ll observe through their impressive Tomline refracting telescope. A small donation is asked for, payable on the night, to help with running costs.  Note that toilet facilities are limited and the observatory can only be accessed via a spiral staircase. Early booking is absolutely essential due to the popularity of these events.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/12/2017

Event organiser

Orwell Astronomical Society

Orwell Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Orwell 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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