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 open evenings coincide when there is no bright Moon in the sky; however, the observatory will only be open if the weather permits.
If the weather is cloudy on the date the event may be rescheduled for the following week. Please visit the Solent Amateur Astronomers website to check!
No booking is required. There is a fee of £5 per adult and 50p per child payable at the door. All proceeds go towards running the facility. Clear skies!
Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2022
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 21st Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.