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SUNday, Sunday, Family Fun Day

SUNday, Sunday, Family Fun Day

Sunday 26th June 2022 from 11:00am to 16:00pm

Rosse Observatory
Carleton Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 3RJ

Join astronomers from the West Yorkshire Astronomical Society at their fabulous Rosse Observatory for a family-friendly day observing our closest star, the Sun, using special telescopes. There’ll also be rocket-making and other family activities. A fun science day out for all the family!

Solar SUNday with West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/06/2022


Event organiser

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society

West Yorkshire Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact West Yorkshire Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

This event is a free event with no prior booking required. Pop along and have fun with the Sun!

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Rosse Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 5th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 8th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 29th July 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Tuesday 2nd August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory public open evening

    Friday 12th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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  • Rosse Observatory Young Astronomers Club

    Friday 26th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Rosse Observatory, Pontefract, WF8 3RJ

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