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!


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

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-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 Friday 19th January 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 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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