University of Leicester Observatory Public Stargazing Night

University of Leicester Observatory Public Stargazing Night

Wednesday 22nd November 2023 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

University of Leicester Observatory
Oadby, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 2LL

Visit the University of Leicester’s observatory for a public Stargazing Night!

Guests attending this event will hear from one of our academics from the School of Physics and Astronomy before viewing the stars using our state-of-the-art 20″ Plane Wave CDK20 Telescope.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. and finish by 8:30 p.m. After confirming your booking, you will receive further information about arrivals and transport options.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Attendance is first-come-first-served, and numbers are capped at 25 guests. Please note that, unfortunately, due to technical constraints, the observatory telescope is not wheelchair accessible. The event may be cancelled on short notice due to weather conditions.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/11/2023

Event organiser

University of Leicester Observatory

University of Leicester Observatory is organising this event

Please contact University of Leicester Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please register for your free tickets via Eventbrite.

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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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