Stargazing at the Blackett Observatory

Stargazing at the Blackett Observatory

Friday 29th October 2021 from 19:15pm to 21:15pm

Blackett Observatory
Marlborough College, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1PA

Charles Barclay and the Friends of the Blackett Observatory welcome you to Stargazing in this special and unique location above Marlborough Town. Be prepared to be amazed – these local experts will introduce you to the wonders of the night sky, as long as it is a clear night!

Two sessions are available to book on the evening, the first starting at 19:15 pm and the second 20:15 pm.

This event takes place as part of the Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 2021.

Please note that this has already taken place on 29/10/2021

Event organiser

Marlborough Dark Skies Fest

Marlborough Dark Skies Fest is organising this event

Please contact Marlborough Dark Skies Fest 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.

Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Blackett Observatory. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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