Solar Observing Outreach Event at RSPB Dearne Valley

Solar Observing Outreach Event at RSPB Dearne Valley

Sunday 13th August 2017 from 10:00am to 15:00pm

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor
Broomhill, Barnsley, S73 0YF

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society in association with RSPB Dearne Valley are running a special solar observing day offering an amazing opportunity to see our closest star the Sun as you may never have seen it before! Using special telescopes you’ll be able to see prominences and sun spots — a great event for the whole family! The event itself is free and will be held in the courtyard area however entrance fees to the reserve apply.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/08/2017


Event organiser

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society

Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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