Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 4th April 2020 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, CO2 0EU


Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given, there's even bacon rolls on the menu for tea! Sounds like astronomical heaven!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by North Essex Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Booking for this event is essential, tickets available from Essex Wildlife Trust contact 01206 738172.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

Event weather

Weather forecast for Layer Marney Tower (2.50 miles away) updated 02/04/20 at 20:01.

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 Saturday 4th April 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre 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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