Langton Arms - Blandford
Tarrant Monkton, Blandford Forum, DT11 8RX
Cranborne Chase AONB is hosting a stargazing evening at The Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton near Blandford.
Join their astronomers and learn more about our dark night skies in this International Dark Sky Reserve. Everyone is welcome and the event is free to attend but please ensure you book your place.
The Langton Arms is kindly hosting us for the evening and they have generously offered their function room and offer a takeaway and an eat-in menu until 8 pm so you can book your table in advance.
In the event of bad weather Steve Tonkin, the Dark Skies Advisor at Cranborne Chase AONB will present a talk on what you might have seen if it hadn’t have been so cloudy / hosing it down so either way you will get your fix of stars and planets!
This event is taking place as part of Cranborne Chase StarFest 2022.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/01/2022
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.
Sat 22nd Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.