Practical Stargazing at Monkton Combe Observatory

Practical Stargazing at Monkton Combe Observatory

Friday 14th April 2023 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

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

Bath Astronomers members are setting up telescopes for themselves and prospective members to come and look through and enjoy the night sky together for free.

Get your eyes used to the dark and try to spot the Milky Way arching overhead, or test your eyesight like ancient warriors by splitting stars.

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.

Stargazing is weather-dependent, so book via the Eventbrite link, and you’ll receive an email to advise if it is cancelled.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/04/2023

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

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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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Double-Gate Farm B&B

    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ (22.1 miles away)

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