Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening

Toothill Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 22nd April 2022 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

Toothill Observatory
Toothill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8AL

Visit the fantastic Toothill Observatory and spend an evening with the friendly members of Solent Amateur Astronomers, observing the planets and distant objects through their large telescope.

These observing events only occur when the skies are not cloudy and are timed to coincide with no bright Moon in the sky. The dates, therefore, are subject to some change.

This event is a “primary” observing evening and will take place, weather permitting. If this event does not occur tonight, it will be rescheduled for 23rd April. Please visit the Solent Amateur Astronomers website to check!

No booking is required. A fee of £5 is charged to adults and 50p per child, the proceeds of which go towards running the facility. Clear skies!

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/04/2022

Event organiser

Solent Amateur Astronomers

Solent Amateur Astronomers is organising this event

Please contact Solent Amateur Astronomers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

No prior booking is required, however as this event is weather dependent, please check via the Solent Amateur Astronomers website if the event is going ahead.

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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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