Stargazing at Durlston Astronomy Centre

Stargazing at Durlston Astronomy Centre

Saturday 7th October 2023 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory
Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL

Join the welcoming astronomers from the Wessex Astronomical Society for an observing session at their fantastic observatory located in Durlston Country Park.

Enjoy a beginner’s talk on an astronomical topic and observe using various telescopes if weather permits.

There is no need to book in advance, and admission costs only a few pounds. However, visitors are advised to check the homepage of the Society’s website to ensure the event is still on.

Please note that this has already taken place on 07/10/2023


Event organiser

Wessex Astronomical Society

Wessex Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Wessex Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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