Stargazing at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Stargazing at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve

Saturday 13th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Wicken Fen - National Trust
Lode Lane, Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB7 5XP

Join members of the Cambridge Astronomical Association, who will be setting up telescopes to allow public members to observe the night sky. Wicken Fen has low levels of light pollution so, if the skies are clear, they hope to provide some exciting views.

If the weather does not cooperate, the group will deliver a short talk and a planetarium show from within the visitor centre. If weather conditions are deplorable, this even might move to Monday 15th November.

For all enquiries regarding this event please contact the Wicken Fen Visitor Centre on 01353 720274 or email [email protected]

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/11/2021

Event organiser

National Trust

National Trust is organising this event

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

Event booking

For all enquiries please would you contact the Wicken Fen Visitor Centre on 01353 720274 or email [email protected].

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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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