Solar Gazing with the North Essex Astronomical Society

Solar Gazing with the North Essex Astronomical Society

Saturday 26th August 2023 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

University of Essex - Colchester Campus
Wivenhoe Park , Colchester, Essex, CO4 3SQ

Join the North Essex Astronomical Society for an exciting day of Solar Gazing and ice cream at the University of Essex.

Their experienced astronomers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process of safely observing the sun. They will have a range of telescopes and equipment available for you to use so that 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 the award-winning Wivenhoe Park?

Bring your family and friends along for a day of fun and discovery – an event not to be missed!

Please note that this has already taken place on 26/08/2023

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.

Stay and gaze nearby

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    Red House Farm, Saxtead, Suffolk, IP13 9RD (28.7 miles away)

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