Torre Cider Farm
Washford, Somerset, TA23 0LA
Professor Roger Davies will be giving two talks, the first aimed at families and the second for adults. If the skies are clear, then you’ll be invited to do some stargazing too.
Family event – How far away can you see?
We can see the Sun, Moon and five planets with our own eyes – but how far away are the stars? And what is the most distant object you can see on a dark night?
Adult event – From Galaxies to Life
Professor Roger Davies will highlight how the dark matter halos around galaxies, exploding stars and the discovery of planets beyond the Solar System all contribute to creating the ingredients for life on Earth.
This event takes place as part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 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.
Fri 5th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.