Stargazing evening at RAF Museum Midlands

Stargazing evening at RAF Museum Midlands

Sunday 24th March 2024 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Royal Air Force Museum Midlands
Lysander Avenue, Cosford, Shropshire, TF11 8UP, West Midlands

Learn more about the sky at night with guidance from the Shropshire Astronomical Society. In this exclusive out-of-hours session you can explore the stars above the RAF Museum Midlands and learn how to use a telescope and understand the constellations above us.

You will also be able to take some time to explore the National Cold War Exhibition after dark and see our amazing collection come to life in the dark. Soak in the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant without the crowds and in the atmospheric evening light.

We will be providing some telescopes for this event however you are more than welcome to bring your own telescope/binoculars to this event if you wish.

We cannot guarantee the weather for this event, in the event of inclement weather a talk about star gazing will be held in the lecture theatre.

Please note that this has already taken place on 24/03/2024

Event organiser

Shropshire Astronomical Society

Shropshire Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Shropshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please purchase tickets for this event via the Royal Air Force Museum 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.

Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Eaton Manor Country Estate

    Eaton-under-Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire, SY6 7DH (20.3 miles away)

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  • Alkington Grange Barns

    Alkington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 3NH (26.3 miles away)

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