Stargazing Supper at Dunkery Beacon

Stargazing Supper at Dunkery Beacon

Tuesday 17th March 2020 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Dunkery Beacon Country House
Wooten Courtenay, Dunster, TA24 8RH, South West

Visit Dunkery Beacon Country House for this ‘Pie and the Sky’ evening with expert astronomer Seb Jay on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 7pm for drinks followed by supper.

A little later in the evening, Seb, who wrote the book ‘Exmoor Dark Skies’, will be on hand with telescopes to guide everyone through the night sky. Seb will impart some of his extensive knowledge gained from more than 20 years of stargazing.

On the night we should be able to get a good look at Venus, the brightest planet in our night sky, as well as Sirius, the brightest star in our night sky. Orion and the Orion nebula will also be on view and we’ll have red supergiants and star clusters to see too. Some of the most distant galaxies will also be visible via the telescope.

Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/03/2020

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Exmoor National Park

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Please contact Exmoor National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Bookings for this event are being taken by the event venue Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel.

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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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