Solar System Talk and Stargazing (for adults)

Sunday 18th October 2020 from 17:00pm to 18:00pm

Torre Cider Farm

Washford, Somerset, TA23 0LA


Explore the relationship between galaxies and black holes with Professor Roger Davies, the President of the European Astronomical Society, who currently teaches at Oxford University. Professor Davies’ talk will be followed by a Q & A and then opportunity to stargaze in our beautiful orchard, weather permitting. The main talk will be under cover and food and drink will be available to purchase at our café. Tickets £5 each, with space strictly limited to 30 people. This event will be Covid compliant.

This event is taking place as part of the Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020.

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This online event is being organised by Exmoor National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


Call 01984 640004 or email [email protected]

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 18th October 2020

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