Orwell Park Observatory Public Open Day

Orwell Park Observatory Public Open Day

Friday 28th October 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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

Orwell Park Observatory’s open days allow one to visit the observatory and meet astronomers from the Orwell Astronomical Society. Then, weather permitting, look at the night sky through telescopes and binoculars; if the weather is inclement, visitors will have a tour of the observatory. You do not need to book in advance; however, a small entrance fee applies.

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/10/2022


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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