Summer 2020 Solar Gazing

Summer 2020 Solar Gazing

Thursday 27th August 2020 from 11:00am to 16:30pm

Herschel Museum of Astronomy
19 New King Street, Bath, BA1 2BL, South West

Thanks to a generous donation from The William Herschel Society we will be running a new programme of solar and star gazing sessions from Thursday 30 July until Saturday 29 August. Sessions are for family or household groups. You will be welcomed and taken through to our museum garden, the very place where William Herschel discovered the planet Uranus. Telescopes will be set up and our team will be on hand but at a safe distance, to help you interpret the skies above. Pre-booking timed slots is essential.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 27/08/2020


Event organiser

Herschel Museum of Astronomy

Herschel Museum of Astronomy is organising this event

Please contact Herschel Museum of Astronomy directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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