Home Farm - Tarrant Gunville
May Lane, Blandford Forum, Dorset, DT11 8JW
Join professional and amateur astronomers and members of the Chase & Chalke team in Cranborne Chase AONB International Dark Sky Reserve for an evening of stargazing.
Learn more about the sky at night and our wonderful dark skies at this free event.
The team will have binoculars to help you see the stars but please feel free to bring your own, if you have them. A number of telescopes will also be set up to show a selection of planets and/or constellations.
All welcome but booking is essential . As we are reliant on good weather, we will inform all those booking if we need to cancel or postpone the event, so please ensure you provide full contact details when booking.
Home Farm Shop/Cafe will be open before and after the stargazing for soup and hot drinks, so don’t forget some money and enjoy a tasty treat whilst taking in the spectacular skyscape.
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Wed 13th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.