Stargazing & Planet Hunting at Winton Recreation Ground

Stargazing & Planet Hunting at Winton Recreation Ground

Monday 28th November 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

Winton Recreation Ground
Fitzharris Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH9 1BX

Join the Parks Foundation for an hour of stargazing and planet hunting at Winton Recreation Ground.

Discover some of the science and myths behind the winter constellations, learn to find the north star, look through a telescope, and maybe see a few shooting stars. And, if you arrive a few minutes early, you might even spot the International Space Station overhead!

We recommend you keep warm by wearing lots of layers and thick-soled shoes and remember to bring hats, scarves and gloves as it can be quite chilly at the end of November.

The price includes a hot drink and mince pie! Donations are also welcome on the day. In the event of clouds or rain, the event will be cancelled.

Please note that this has already taken place on 28/11/2022

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via Eventbrite.

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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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