The Observatory Science Centre
Herstmonceux, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1RN
As Earth passes through the debris trail left behind by comet Swift-Tuttle, particles of space dust enter the atmosphere leaving a trail of light behind; a shooting star. Join us for an informative talk about this fascinating yearly event. If the weather is good, you will also have the opportunity to view it through the historic telescopes.
Please note that this has already taken place on 12/08/2023
Observatory Science Centre is organising this event
Please contact Observatory Science Centre directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sat 12th Aug
Sun 13th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.