Stargazing and Planet Hunting

Stargazing and Planet Hunting

Wednesday 10th November 2021 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

Winton Recreation Ground
Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, 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 has already taken place on 10/11/2021

Event booking

Register for this free event via Eventbrite.

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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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • DreamAcres – Cranborne Chase

    Coombe Bissett, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 4LP (18.9 miles away)

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