Rushmere Pond - Wimbledon Common
Wimbledon, London, London, SW19 4TG
On the weekend of 4th-6th March 2022, local astronomer William Hay be setting up telescopes and binoculars and training them on The Orion Nebula, Pleiades Star Cluster and Andromeda Galaxy. Come and see the wonders of what’s outside our solar system.
Even without a telescope, Orion The Warrior, his loyal hunting dog Sirius and his opponent Torus The Bull are great constellations to get to know. If you’re lucky, we might even tell you how three Harry Potter characters originated from the night sky.
Meet by Rushmere Pond on Wimbledon Common, London SW19 4TG. Parking is available on the adjacent roads and the 93 bus route is very near; alight at Wimbledon War Memorial.
The event is weather dependent, so register for free via the Eventbrite website and you’ll receive details confirming which day(s) William will be out.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 04/03/2022
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.
Fri 4th Mar
Sat 5th Mar
Sun 6th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.