Stargazing Evening at Martin

Stargazing Evening at Martin

Friday 12th January 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

The Hart (Martin Club)
Martin Drove End, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, SP6 3LR, South East England

Learn more about the sky at night and our wonderful dark sky environment at this free event.

Do bring your own binoculars or telescope if you have them. A number of telescopes will also be set up to show a selection of planets, star clusters, galaxies, and nebulae.

This is a free event, but booking is essential.

P arking: Available at The Hart (Martin Club).

Expect the ground to be damp underfoot. We advise you to dress for a temperature approximately 5° lower than the forecast temperature.

There is no seating provided outside of the hall; if you will need to sit when outside, please bring your own chair.

The bar will be open for you to purchase refreshments.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is subject to the weather and may be cancelled or postponed if conditions are bad – please ensure you provide a mobile phone number and email address when booking so that we can advise you of any changes.

Please note that this has already taken place on 12/01/2024


Event organiser

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB

Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB is organising this event

Please contact Dark Night Skies Cranborne Chase AONB directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


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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