So Santa Brought You a Telescope

So Santa Brought You a Telescope

Thursday 28th December 2023 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory
Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, South Yorkshire, S62 7SH

So Santa Brought You a Telescope, bring your new/old telescope up to the JA Jones Observatory to have expert volunteers from the Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society show you how to use your scope!

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/12/2023

Event organiser

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is organising this event

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

Event booking

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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.

Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Sunday 14th July 2024 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

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