Solar Gazing at Wildfest with North Essex Astronomical Society

Solar Gazing at Wildfest with North Essex Astronomical Society

Sunday 16th June 2019 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre will be hosting the first ever Wildfest, building on the fantastic Summer Wildlife & Country Fair held there for many years.

The arena will hold displays – birds of prey flying, dog and duck show, den-building competition and children’s hour, featuring races and all kinds of fun! There will be experts to teach all about wildlife and conservation – a ‘guide in hide’, pond-dipping, bush craft, nature arts, bug-hunting, species identification, photography and more – fun and informative activities for young and old. There will be plenty of food and drink available throughout the day.

North Essex Astronomical Society will be there with our specialist solar telescopes and astronomy displays. Observe the Sun in complete safety and learn about the Solar System and the Universe from our friendly members.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 16/06/2019


Event organiser

North Essex Astronomical Society

North Essex Astronomical Society is organising this event

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


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.



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