Piazzi Smyth Observatory observing session

Piazzi Smyth Observatory observing session

Wednesday 24th April 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Piazzi Smyth Observatory
Bedford School, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2LD

Join friendly astronomers from the Bedford Astronomical Society for an evening of observing at Bedford School’s Piazzi Smyth Observatory. The facility houses a large 16″ Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that offers fantastic views.

These events are held every Wednesday between October and April and go ahead only when the weather is clear — check the group’s Twitter feed for announcements. These sessions are for those interested in learning more about the Society and possibly becoming members.

Note that there may not be an observing session on the last Wednesday of each month if the group hosts one of their regular speaker meetings.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/04/2024

Event organiser

Bedford Astronomical Society

Bedford Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Bedford 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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