Sonnets and Stargazing at the Hoober Observatory

Sonnets and Stargazing at the Hoober Observatory

Friday 24th November 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory
Lee Brook Lane, Wentworth, S62 7SH

Culture integrates with Science at this special event organised by Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership. The event starts in Eldon Street, Barnsley where a bus will collect attendees and transport them to the observatory with poet James Nash offering light hearted readings and musings to travellers during the journey. You’ll then receive a presentation at the observatory and stargazing if weather permits. Free of charge however booking required as spaces limited (take a little cash as donations to the observatory would be welcome and much appreciated!).

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/11/2017


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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