Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session

Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session

Friday 19th May 2023 from 21:00pm to 23:00pm

Lacock Playing Fields
Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LQ

Join the astronomers from the Wiltshire Astronomical Society for this observing session in the car park outside the back of the Red Lion, next to the Lacock playing fields. Everybody is welcome, and you do not need a telescope.

These observing sessions occur each month around the new Moon when the skies are darkest.

Observing sessions are weather permitting. The Society will decide on the day, with the session rearranged to a backup date if it does not go ahead.

Please contact the Society for more details, or visit their Facebook page for updates.

Please note that this has already taken place on 19/05/2023


Event organiser

Wiltshire Astronomical Society

Wiltshire Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Wiltshire 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Lacock Playing Fields. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session

    Friday 3rd May 2024 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm

    Lacock Playing Fields, Chippenham, SN15 2LQ

    More info
  • Wiltshire Astronomical Society observing session (back up)

    Friday 10th May 2024 from 20:30pm to 23:30pm

    Lacock Playing Fields, Chippenham, SN15 2LQ

    More info

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