Stargazing Evening at Lunt Meadows

Stargazing Evening at Lunt Meadows

Friday 15th March 2024 from 17:30pm to 20:30pm

Lunt Meadows Nature Reserve
Lunt Road, Maghull, Merseyside, L29 8YA

Join the team from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust at Lunt Meadows for an evening of stargazing with an experienced astronomer. Using spotting scopes and binoculars, you will learn how to find stars and other celestial objects including the moon in it’s waxing crescent phase with Jupiter nearby.

This will be a perfect event for beginners with binoculars but if you have a spotting scope or a telescope you already know how to set up then please feel free to bring it along. We ask that you do not bring large torches, as they will reduce your night vision but do bring a small torch that emits a red light if you feel that you will need one.

Please note that as Lunt Meadows is an exposed site without indoor space, this event is weather dependent. Do bring layers and dress appropriately for an early spring evening.

Hot drinks will be provided so bring your own mug/flask (vegan options available).

Capacity for this event is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/03/2024

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite 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.

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