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
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.
Fri 14th Apr
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.