Wonders of the dark skies at Woodoaks Farm

Wonders of the dark skies at Woodoaks Farm

Thursday 21st September 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Woodoaks Farm
Denham Way, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, WD3 9XQ

The Chiltern Society, with the West of London Astronomical Society (WOLAS), Woodoaks Farm and the Colne Valley Country Park, invites you to marvel at some of the most beautiful sights in our September skies visible from this dark sky site.

Join the knowledgeable team of WOLAS astronomers as they guide small groups to observe the crescent Moon low in the southern sky, the Milky Way with its many clusters and nebulae overhead, and the Andromeda Galaxy rising in the East. The International Space Station should also be visible.

Note that this event will move to Friday, 22nd September if cloudy on the 21st.

Please note that this has already taken place on 21/09/2023

Event organiser

West Of London Astronomical Society

West Of London Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact West Of London Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please book your ticket for this event via the Chiltern Society 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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