Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory
Durlston Country Park, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 2JL
Join the Wessex Astronomical Society to use telescopes to view the planets Jupiter, Saturn and the Summer Constellations. This event also takes place near the peak of the Perseids meteor shower. Weather dependant. £3 entry fee. Please call ahead on 01929 424443 to confirm your attendance.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/08/2021
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 12th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Durlston Astronomy Centre and Observatory. View these events on a calendar.