Solar Gazing with North Essex Astronomical Society

Solar Gazing with North Essex Astronomical Society

Saturday 20th July 2019 from 12:00pm to 15:00pm

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

Join astronomers from North Essex Astronomical Society and see our closest star the Sun as you may never have done before! Specialist solar telescopes will be set up to observe the Sun in complete safety — see any visible sunspots, huge solar prominences and flares. The team will be will be happy to answer questions on astronomy and telescopes in general. There is no need to book for this event, just turn up any time during the event and make your way to the veranda just through the tearoom.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 20/07/2019


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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