Solar Sunday with Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society

Solar Sunday with Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society

Sunday 14th August 2022 from 11:00am to 15:00pm

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor
Broomhill, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 0YF

This informal event at RSPN Old Moor is an excellent chance to learn from the professionals about how the sun supports all life on earth and simply warms the world.

The telescopic gear you need to observe the sun safely will be brought by the Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society. You will be astounded to learn that the sun is the solar system’s nuclear reactor, and you might even spot evidence of solar flares, which are enormous magnetic blasts of energy that fly into space.

Solar Observing in the courtyard of RSPB Old Moor.

11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Provided by Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/08/2022

Event organiser

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Mexborough & Swinton 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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