Stargazing Evening in Tarrant Gunville

Stargazing Evening in Tarrant Gunville

Thursday 15th December 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

Home Farm Campsite
Tarrant Gunville, 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 incredible 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. Several telescopes will also be set up to show a selection of planets and constellations.

All are 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.

The on-site cafe (Home Farm Shop) will be open before and after the stargazing for soup and hot drinks, so don’t forget some money.

Please note that this has already taken place on 15/12/2022

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 your free spaces 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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