Summer Astronomy Open Day

Summer Astronomy Open Day

Saturday 23rd June 2018 from 10:30am to 16:00pm

Shipley Country Park Visitors Centre
Heanor, Shipley, DE75 7GX, East Midlands

Join astronomers from Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society for this special open day. Learn about astronomical telescopes, view stunning astrophotographs and see the Sun through special solar telescopes. Bring your own telescope along for free help and advice. A family friendly and free event!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/06/2018


Event organiser

Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society

Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No booking required simply turn up on the day!

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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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