Stargazing 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Stargazing 2018 at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

Friday 19th January 2018 from 17:30pm to 20:30pm

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Harwell, Didcot, OX11 0QX, South East

This special public open evening offers a wonderful opportunity to visit the world famous Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Activities include rocket building, comet making, face painting and a number of fascinating talks and presentations. You will also have chance to question the experts on how they use the facility’s “Diamond Light Source” to find out more about meteorites and comets as well as visit the “ISIS Neutron and Muon Source” particle accelerators. There will also be a telescope clinic run by astronomers from Newbury Astronomical Society so if you have a telescope and would like some help and advice then bring it along! It’s free of charge however prior registration is required (via Eventbrite) — be quick though as the event is sure to be extremely popular!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/01/2018

Event booking

This event is free of charge however prior booking is required via the Eventbrite 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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