Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 9th December 2023 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre
Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, Essex, CO2 0EU

Join the Tiptree Star Gazers, who will have telescopes set up for you to observe the moon, any visible planets, and other objects of interest in the night sky. Learn the constellations and enjoy talks throughout the evening.

The reservoir shop will be open in the evening, and the café will have a selection of food available, including toasties, paninis, a variety of cakes and hot drinks. The event will only be cancelled in extreme weather.

Please call 01206 738172 to book; we appreciate you telling them you found their event via Go Stargazing. Thank you!

Please note that this has already taken place on 09/12/2023


Event organiser

Tiptree Star Gazers

Tiptree Star Gazers is organising this event

Please contact Tiptree Star Gazers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

The event costs £6 per adult and £4 per child. Please call the Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre on 01206 738172 to book.

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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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