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 8th October or 9th October. 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 01/10/2021
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.
Fri 1st Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.