Near Coxmoor Golf Club, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 5LF
Join Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society members as they open their observatory for an afternoon of solar observing.
Here, you will get a chance to view the Sun via our dedicated solar telescope (weather permitting). Depending on the activity of the Sun expect to see real-time views of the Chromosphere where large eruptions of solar material eject into space can be seen.
Also, we will have a rolling talk taking place inside our lecture room by Tahir Ahmed. The Radio Astronomy Centre will be open for visitors to learn about meteor detection and to take in some live solar radio astronomy too.
Prior booking is required.
Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sat 28th May
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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