Toothill Solar Observing Session

Toothill Solar Observing Session

Saturday 29th July 2023 from 14:30pm to 17:30pm

Toothill Observatory
Toothill, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 8AL

Weather permitting, the Solent Amateur Astronomers will open their Toothill Observatory for an afternoon of solar observing. Using special telescopes designed to observe the Sun safely, you’ll see solar prominences, flares and sunspots on the surface of our nearest star!

No prior booking is required to attend this event, and a suggested donation of £5 (children are free). This event is changeable due to the weather conditions, the observatory will not open if it’s cloudy or raining.

Please check the Solent Amateur Astronomers Facebook page on the day of the event for the latest updates.

Please note that this has already taken place on 29/07/2023


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

As this event is weather permitting, please check the Solent Amateur Astronomers Facebook page for updates.

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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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