Splendours of the Dark Skies of the Norfolk Coast

Wednesday 18th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Barrow Common - Brancaster

Common Lane, Brancaster, PE31 8DB


An opportunity to discover the celestial wonders of our night skies - a free event organised by King's Lynn and District Astronomy Society. Meet at Brancaster Staithe car park at 7.30pm. Please note this event is weather dependent, dress appropriately for the conditions.

This event takes place as part of the Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2019.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Norfolk Coast Partnership who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Contact John Craythorne on 01945 701038 or Alan Gosling on 01553 77439.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

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 Wednesday 18th September 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Barrow Common - Brancaster on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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