Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL, South West
Early evening astronomy to observe the Planets Venus, Mercury, and Uranus at the Herschel Museum
From the house and garden where 18th century brother and sister astronomers William and Caroline Herschel lived and the site from where the Planet Uranus was discovered in 1781.
Mercury will also be at its Greatest Eastern Elongation. The planet reaches greatest eastern elongation of 18.2 degrees from the Sun. This is the best time to view Mercury since it will be at its highest point above the horizon in the evening sky. Look for the planet low in the western sky just after sunset.
Generously supported by volunteers from Bath Astronomers
Please note that this event has already taken place on 10/02/2020
Herschel Museum of Astronomy is organising this event
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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.
Mon 10th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.