See the Perseids at Washington Cygnus Observatory

See the Perseids at Washington Cygnus Observatory

Friday 11th August 2017 from 20:30pm to 23:00pm

Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre
Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, Sunderland, NE38 8LE

11/08/17 17:00 unfortunately this event will not be taking place tonight due to the weather, however tomorrow night’s event is still on!

Sunderland Astronomical Society will be opening the observatory (weather permitting) on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th August 2017 timed to coincide with the peak of this year’s annual Perseids meteor shower.

Please check the group’s Facebook page at 8pm each evening to confirm if the event is going ahead.

Take warm clothing, chair, blanket and some money for a hot cuppa!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/08/2017


Event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society

Sunderland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Sunderland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please check the Sunderland Astronomical Society Facebook page for event details.

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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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