Burr Point - Ballyhalbert
Ballyhalbert, Newtownards, County Down, BT22 1BT
Experience the incredible starry skies above Burr Point, the most easterly point on the island.
Astronomers from the Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society will be on hand with their telescopes, ready to explore the planets and galaxies above.
The meeting point of this event is Millisle Beach car park (BT22 2HS), with a bus departing for Burr Point at 20:15.
This experience is suitable for all ages. Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult. Hotties chocolate and the mallow makers will provide a special warm treat of hot chocolate and toasted marshmallow topping to finish the evening off.
Please note that this has already taken place on 31/08/2023
Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society is organising this event
Please contact Northern Ireland Amateur Astronomy Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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.
Thu 31st Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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