Society for the History of Astronomy Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo

Society for the History of Astronomy Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo

Saturday 26th October 2019 from 09:30am to 16:00pm

Birmingham & Midland Institute
Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS

This year’s Autumn conference of the Society for the History of Astronomy will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first manned Apollo Moon landing with a series of guest speakers including Society President Allan Chapman giving his talk “The Moon, the telescopes, and the transformation of astronomy after 1609”. This event is open to the public, prior booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/10/2019

Event booking

Please contact the Society for the History of Astronomy for all enquiries.

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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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