Cannock Chase Forest
Birches Valley, Rugeley, WS15 2UQ
Go in search of the giants of the solar system and turning our powerful telescopes on the magnificent rings of Saturn and cloud belts of Jupiter. This is an ideal time for observing these planets as they are well placed in the night-time sky, shining brightly above the southern horizon, and should a wealth of detail (weather permitting). We’ll also discover more about the lovely autumn constellations and enjoy a fascinating beginner-friendly presentation on stargazing with our resident expert.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 14/09/2019
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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 14th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.