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Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

Wednesday 16th March 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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.


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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Piazzi Smyth Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 8th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

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  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 15th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

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  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 22nd December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

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  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 5th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

    More info
  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 12th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

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  • Piazzi Smyth Observatory Open Evening

    Wednesday 19th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Piazzi Smyth Observatory, Bedford, MK40 2LD

    More info

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