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Solar Observing at the Blackett Observatory

Solar Observing at the Blackett Observatory

Saturday 30th October 2021 from 09:34am to 11:45am

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

Astronomy isn’t only about the night skies. Charles Barclay and the Friends of the Blackett Observatory introduce you to solar observing in this special location. These local experts will show you the Sun up close, through Solar goggles, Solar scopes and telescopes as long as it’s a clear day!

There are two sessions available to be booked on the day, the first at 09:45 and the second at 10:45.

This event takes place as part of the Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/10/2021

Event organiser

Marlborough Dark Skies Fest

Marlborough Dark Skies Fest is organising this event

Please contact Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 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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