Orwell Park Observatory Public Open Evening

Orwell Park Observatory Public Open Evening

Tuesday 14th February 2023 from 20:15pm to 22:15pm

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

Members of the public can join astronomers from Orwell Astronomical Society for this special public opening of their Orwell Park Observatory, including a tour of the facility and the opportunity to observe the skies through their fantastic 10″ Tomline Refracting telescope, subject to weather conditions. Prior booking is essential.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/02/2023

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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