Winton Recreation Ground
Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, BH9 1BX
Astronomer Kate Earl will be bringing telescopes to help us see the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn, and show us the brighter constellations.
The team from the Parks Foundation will be providing hot chocolate and tea at the end of the session when there will be time to answer questions.
Remember to wrap up warm as November nights can get very chilly. Layers of clothes, thick-soled shoes, hats, scarves and gloves are essential.
If poor weather, the event will move to the next day, Thursday 11th November. If cloudy again, Kate will run the evening in the park with the aid of up-to-date images and videos of the solar system and a display of meteorites to handle.
Meet outside the Parks Foundation hut eastern side entrance, Winton Rec.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 10/11/2021
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.
Wed 10th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.