Stargazing at Richborough Roman Fort

Stargazing at Richborough Roman Fort

Sunday 22nd October 2023 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
Richborough Road, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9JW

Gaze up at the stars above Richborough like those who came before us. Walk in the footsteps of our Roman ancestors and search the skies above Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre for astronomical wonders as part of the Richborough: Gateway to Britannia project made possible with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. See if you can spot Jupiter, Saturn, and Orion and learn about the myths behind their classical names.

Book FREE tickets for this weather-dependent event! Email Richborough Castle.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/10/2023


Event organiser

English Heritage

English Heritage is organising this event

Please contact English Heritage directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please email Richborough Castle to reserve your free places for this stargazing session.

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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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