Solar Watch with St Neots Astronomy Association

Solar Watch with St Neots Astronomy Association

Monday 3rd June 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Paxton Pits Nature Reserve
High Street, Little Paxton, Cambridgeshire, PE19 6ET

The St Neots Astronomy Association is hosting a ‘Special Solar Event’ at the Paxton Pits Nature Reserve on the 3rd June 2024.

The event will consist of a Solar Watch* between 6 – 7.15pm along with refreshments, followed by a talk by Prof Helen Mason OBE – Emeritus Professor in Solar Physics at the University of Cambridge at 7.30.

The solar watch will comprise of a live view of the sun through a number of dedicated solar telescopes and an opportunity to find out more about safely viewing the star at the centre of our solar system. The solar viewing part of the evening is open to all, and refreshments will be available.

Unfortunately, due to space restrictions in the visitor’s centre, the talk by Prof Helen Mason at 7.30 will be limited in number. Priority will be given to full members of SNAA, but if you would like to attend the talk please let me know?

*Note: the Solar Watch is weather dependent. We will endeavour to view the sun even through some intermittent cloud cover, but if the weather forecast involves rain then unfortunately the solar watch will not go ahead. The visitor centre will still be open if you have any astronomy related questions. The talk at 7.30 will go ahead regardless.

Please note that this has already taken place on 03/06/2024


Event organiser

St Neots Astronomy Association

St Neots Astronomy Association is organising this event

Please contact St Neots Astronomy Association directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Solar Watch with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 1st July 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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  • St Neots Astronomy Association monthly meeting

    Monday 5th August 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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  • St Neots Astronomy Association monthly meeting

    Monday 2nd September 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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  • Observing evening with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 7th October 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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  • St Neots Astronomy Association monthly meeting

    Monday 7th October 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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  • Observing evening with St Neots Astronomy Association

    Monday 4th November 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Paxton Pits Nature Reserve, Little Paxton, PE19 6ET

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