See the partial eclipse in Bristol

See the partial eclipse in Bristol

Tuesday 25th October 2022 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

St Pauls Learning Centre - Bristol
94 Grosvenor Road, Bristol, Avon, BS2 8XJ

Join in on interactive experiences to witness the partial solar eclipse. This event will be indoors if the weather is overcast.

Pinhole and obscura-based experimentation to experience one of the wonders of the solar system, including viewing the eclipse through a variety of items with holes, such as cream crackers and creating temporary images of the sun while it is partially obscured.

We invite you to join Real Photography Company staff and volunteers who will lead activities to enable you to understand and enjoy this astronomical phenomenon. We will be based outdoors on the Green at Grosvenor Rd, St Pauls. Bath University Science Department students will be in the Main Hall of St Pauls’s Learning Centre to involve people with further hands-on experiments. We hope for clear skies, but activities will continue in any weather.

This event, brought to you by the Real Photography Company, funded by the Institute of Physics, will be open to all from 10 am till 12midday during which time the moon will partially obscure the sun.

See more details on our guide to viewing the partial eclipse on the 25th of October.

Please note that this has already taken place on 25/10/2022

Event booking

Register for this free 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Double-Gate Farm B&B

    Riverside, Lower Godney, Somerset, BA5 1RZ (20.8 miles away)

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  • Tudor Farmhouse Hotel & Restaurant

    Clearwell, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8JS (21.2 miles away)

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  • Tan House Newland

    Laundry Lane, Coleford, Gloucestershire, GL16 8NQ (22.0 miles away)

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