University of Essex - Colchester Campus
Wivenhoe Park , Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ
Join the North Essex Astronomical Society at the University of Essex for a spot of Solar Gazing and some ice-cream. Fun for all the family!
Experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of safely observing the sun. There will be a range of telescopes and equipment available for you to use, so you can get up close and personal with our nearest star.
Plus, why not pack a picnic to enjoy by the lake or under the shade of our trees in our award-winning, Wivenhoe Park.
Bring your family and friends along for a day of fun and discovery – an event not to be missed! Booking required.
Please note that this has already taken place on 26/08/2023
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.
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 26th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.