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Whittington Castle Astronomy Day

Whittington Castle Astronomy Day

Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Whittington Castle
Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 4DF

Meet astronomers from the North Wales Astronomy Society, Newton Astronomical Society and Macclesfield Astronomical Society who are collaborating to bring you this fantastic day of astronomy at Whittington Castle.

Learn about the night sky, and how telescopes work and get expert advice with various equipment on demonstration. There will also be several presentations throughout the day, and you’ll be able to observe the Sun using special solar telescopes safely.

Whittington Castle Astronomy Day

Event organiser

North Wales Astronomy Society

North Wales Astronomy Society is organising this event

Please contact North Wales Astronomy Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No booking is required for this event. A small fee is payable on the door for the astronomy talks.

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Whittington Castle. View these events on a calendar.

  • Whittington Castle Astronomy Day

    Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

    Whittington Castle, Oswestry, SY11 4DF

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