Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Friday 6th December 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Seething Observatory

Toad Lane, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ


Throughout the year astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society hold regular public open nights at their observatory in Seething. It's a great opportunity to escape from the city lights and view the starry skies from this dark sky location.

Enjoy a presentation (which vary throughout the year) by one of the experienced lecturers, a guided tour of the facility and, if the skies are clear, observing using the large telescopes.

Doors open 19:30 for 20:00 start. Small entrance fee, children welcome (8+ recommended), no need to book just turn up on the night!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Norwich Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 6th December 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Seething Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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