World Astronomy Day at Hanningfield Reservoir

World Astronomy Day at Hanningfield Reservoir

Saturday 13th October 2018 from 17:00pm to 20:00pm

Hanningfield Reservoir Visitor Centre
Hawkswood Road, Wickford, CM11 1WT

An opportunity to find out about the night sky, the planets and our universe. We will begin with a talk/presentation and then, weather permitting, head outside to take a closer look at the stars and planets visible from the reserve. £5 per person. Minimum age 8. Booking essential.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/10/2018

Event booking

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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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