Practical Stargazing at Monkton Combe Observatory

Practical Stargazing at Monkton Combe Observatory

Saturday 9th September 2023 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Monkton Combe Community Observatory
Monkton Senior School, Monkton Combe, Avon, BA2 7JE

This members’ (and prospective members’) evening is intended to share the night sky in a convenient location. Members of Bath Astronomers run it. It is weather dependent, so you’ll need to check that the Social Media/website has been positively updated on the day to confirm it is running.

What can be seen during the session depends on the conditions. The event typically focuses on the Solar System before moving to deep space and the Galaxy.

Bring your binoculars and telescope if you have them. This is shared observing rather than guided observing, so you won’t be given a guided tour unless someone kindly volunteers their time.

Please reserve your free spot for this event via the Eventbrite website, and contact the Bath Astronomers if you have any questions.

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/09/2023

Event organiser

Bath Astronomers

Bath Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Bath Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please reserve your spot on this event via the Eventbrite 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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    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ (22.1 miles away)

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