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Stargazing in the Cemetery

Stargazing in the Cemetery

Friday 17th December 2021 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

The Samuel Worth Chapel
Cemetery Avenue, Sheffield, S11 8NT

Join the Sheffield General Cemetery Trust for their very first Stargazing In The Cemetery event, where you will learn the basics and get hands-on with telescopes.

They’ll be hosting this event in the atmospheric Samuel Worth Chapel and serving cakes, hot drinks, mulled wine, soup and rolls.

The evening will consist of 3 talks:

– A guide to the ten best things to look at in the night sky.

– An introduction to the different types of telescopes and Binoculars.

– An introduction to The Sheffield Astronomical Society.

Following the talks, we’ll be taking groups down to the Cemetery green space, where Sheffield Astronomical Society will have some of their telescopes set up for people to view the night sky.

This event is for kids and adults (recommended age 8+). All children under 16 to be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/12/2021

Event booking

Buy your ticket from the Ticket Source 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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