Piazzi Smyth Observatory
Bedford School, Bedford, 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. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Note that there may not be an observing session on the last Wednesday of each month if the group is hosting one of their regular speaker meetings.
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.
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.
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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Piazzi Smyth Observatory. View these events on a calendar.