Stargazing this weekend

Find public stargazing events taking place this coming weekend

The map below shows locations of public stargazing events where you can go stargazing this weekend. Many events are free of charge or where a small donation is asked for. If you do attend an event it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via our website! To view all forthcoming stargazing events see our events map or check the events calendar.

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Stargazing events this weekend

Mills Observatory Open Night

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Everyone is invited to join the astronomers at Mills Observatory for this one of their regular free weekday evening open nights through the Winter season (October 2018 to March 2019).Observe breathtaking views of the moon and planets and see...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 17:00pm to 22:00pm

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Family Stargazing Night at Dunwich Beach

Dunwich Heath and Beach, Dunwich, IP17 3DJ

Join astronomers from DASH Astronomical Society for this two-evening family stargazing event at Dunwich Beach. As well as observing through telescopes there will be fun activities in the Heath Barn along with hot drinks and refreshments. This is a...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:00pm to Saturday 17th November 2018 21:00pm

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Public Observing at Ruislip Lido

Ruislip Lido, Ruislip, HA4 7TY

Join the enthusiastic astronomers from the West of London Astronomical Society for this one of their regular public observing events at Ruislip Lido.The event takes place each evening on Friday 16th November, Saturday 17th November and Sunday...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:00pm to Monday 19th November 2018 20:00pm

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Stargazing with Dark Sky Wales

Old Railway Line Garden Centre, Brecon, LD3 0SG

Join astronomers from Dark Sky Wales for this stargazing event at the Old Railway Line Garden Centre. Using state of the art technology DSW astronomers will take you on a journey of discovery through our amazing Universe!Learn about the...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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Edinburgh Observatory Open Evening (Winter 2018/2019)

Edinburgh Royal Observatory, Edinburgh, EH9 3HJ

This event is one of many regular public open evenings at the The Royal Observatory in Edinburgh which take place all year round. Find our more about the historic contributions the observatory has made with a team of astronomers who will help you...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 22:00pm

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Herstmonceux Observatory - Leonids Meteor Shower 2018

The Observatory Science Centre, Hailsham, BN27 1RN

This event offers a fantastic opportunity to look through the incredibly impressive historical telescopes at Herstmonceux which offer amazing views of the moon, planets and objects way beyond from their dark sky location. Viewing is subject to...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 23:00pm

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Introduction to Stargazing - talks and telescopes

Attingham Park, Atcham, SY4 4TP

Join members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this public event including a talk in the former College lecture theatre then outdoors for stargazing and observing through telescopes. Booking required -- tickets include a glass of wine!

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

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Moon Watch with Shropshire Astro Society

Attingham Park, Atcham, SY4 4TP

Join members from Shropshire Astronomical Society on the grounds of the magnificent Attingham Estate for this moon watch and stargazing session. Small entrance fee for adults.

Friday 16th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

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Moon Watch with Tiverton and Mid-Devon Astronomy Society

Tesco Tiverton, Tiverton, EX16 4DA

Public observing session focussing on the moon -- open to all and no need to book...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Observing at High Legh Community Observatory

High Legh Community Observatory, High Legh, WA16 6NS

Join members of High Legh Astronomical Society in their charming and welcoming observatory. Open every Friday evening (weather permitting) and free of charge this is a great opportunity to go stargazing with a friendly and enthusiastic bunch of...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Star Stories - Leonid Meteor Shower Special

Abriachan Forest Trust, Inverness, IV3 8LB

Please contact Highland Astronomy Tours for more details regarding this event.

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Stargazing with Aylesbury Astronomical Society

Winchendon Observatory, Aylesbury, HP18

Every Friday night during the observing season (September through to end of May) and weather permitting the members of Aylesbury Astronomy Society hold observing sessions at their out-of-town observatory located near the village of Upper...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm

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Lanivet Astronomy Club Meeting

Lanivet Parish Community Centre, Lanivet, PL30 5HG

Join the Lanivet Amateur Astronomers for this one of their regular monthly meetings at the Lanivet Parish Community Centre. Events often include a guest speaker and stargazing outside if weather allows. Small donation to help cover the cost of the...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:30pm

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Observing Evening with Leeds Astronomical Society

The New Inn - Eccup, Leeds, LS16 8AU

Everyone is welcome to join astronomers from Leeds Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event at their favoured stargazing location at The New Inn - Eccup. The event is free of charge and includes observing through telescopes if weather...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium

Wynyard Planetarium & Observatory, Stockton-on-Tees, TS21 3JG

Enjoy a Public Star Show at Wynyard Planetarium on the first, third (and fifth) Friday of each month. These events are ideal for families including younger astronomers and include an astronomical presentation using the planetarium dome and a guided...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

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Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Throughout the year astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society hold regular public open nights at their observatory in Seething. It's a great opportunity to escape from the city lights and view the starry skies from this dark sky location. Enjoy...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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Stargazing at Brockholes

Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, PR5 0AG

Come and experience an unforgettable night under the stars at Brockholes!Local Astronomer Robert Ince will be your guide taking you on an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, while also showing you how to find...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Swindon Stargazers Monthly Meeting

Liddington Village Hall, Swindon, SN4 0HB

Join the members of the Swindon Stargazers for this one of their regular third Friday of the month meetings except July and August (some dates subject to change). Note that no formal observing is scheduled on these evenings however the venue of...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Public Viewing at Hoober Observatory

J.A. Jones Hoober Observatory, Wentworth, S62 7SH

Join members of Mexborough & Swinton Astronomical Society for a public observing evening at their observatory for a presentation and observing through two large aperture telescopes. With spaces limited to 20 persons booking is required.

Friday 16th November 2018 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

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Chesterfield Barnett Observatory - All Welcome!

Chesterfield Barnett Observatory, Chesterfield, S41 8RH

Everyone is welcome to join the friendly and enthusiastic members of Chesterfield Astronomical Society at this one of their weekly Friday night observatory open evenings! There is no need to book for this casual stargazing session -- just pop in if...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

The Hampstead Observatory is open to the public every Friday and Saturday evening (weather permitting) during the observing season which runs approximately from the beginning October through to end of April. The facility, home to the wonderful 6"...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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JSL Observatory Public Observing Session

Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory, Culloden Moor, IV2 5EU

On several Fridays each month throughout the winter season members from Highlands Astronomical Society open the doors to their Jim Savage-Lowden Observatory to the public for observing sessions.Note that this schedule of opening is based on...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Nene Valley Astronomical Society Star Night Observing

Chelveston Village Hall, Chelveston, NN9 6AT

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Nene Valley Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observing sessions held every Friday during the observing season (September through to April) at their favoured dark sky location of...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Sherwood Observatory Night School

Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society are running a practical astronomy course suitable for beginners at their Sherwood Observatory each Friday evening from 2nd November 2018 to 7th December 2018. Each session will commence at 8pm and will be...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Friday 16th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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Mills Observatory Science Saturday

Mills Observatory, Dundee, DD2 2UB

Visit the Mills Observatory on a Saturday afternoon and enjoy a range of astronomical related activities with the assistance of volunteers from Dundee University. Attendance is free of charge.On selected Saturdays you can also enjoy an...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 12:30pm to 16:00pm

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Keele Observatory Solar Observing

Keele Observatory, Stoke-on-Trent, ST5 5BG

Every Saturday afternoon the Keele Observatory is open to the public for solar observing. See our closest star like you may never have done before! The observatory is open no matter the weather with a short tour of the facility and a chance to chat...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 13:00pm to 15:00pm

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Astrophotography Workshop at Cassiobury Park

Cassiobury Park Hub, Watford, WD18 7LB

Join astronomers from South West Herts Astronomical Society for a workshop on how to take photos of the night sky.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 16:00pm to 18:30pm

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Moonwatch with Eddington Astronomical Society

Brewery Arts Centre - Kendal, Kendal, LA9 4HE

Join members from Eddington Astronomical Society for this free "moon-gazing" event at the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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Stargazing at Audley Millennium Green

Audley Millenium Green, Audley, ST7 8DH

Join astronomers from North Staffordshire Astronomical Society for this free public stargazing event in Audley.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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Stargazing at Erewash Museum and Gardens

Erewash Museum and Gardens, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA

Pop along to the Erewash Museum and join astronomers from Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society for this free public stargazing event (donations welcome).

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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Stargazing at Erewash Museum and Gardens

Erewash Museum and Gardens, Ilkeston, DE7 5JA

Pop along to the Erewash Museum and join astronomers from Ilkeston and District Astronomical Society for this free public stargazing event (donations welcome).

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

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Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre, Colchester, CO2 0EU

Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given,...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

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Winter Stargazing at Sheffield Park

Sheffield Park & Garden - National Trust, Uckfield, TN22 3QX

Visit Sheffield Park and Garden and enjoy a warm supper followed by an astronomical presentation then observing in the parkland with astronomers from Seven Sisters Astronomical Society. The event is ideal for families! Bring your own telescope...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

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Sherwood Observatory Open Evening

Sherwood Observatory, Mansfield, NG17 5LF

Join members of Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society as they open their observatory for this popular open evening. The event runs throughout the course of the whole evening with visitors split into groups including a short presentation,...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 18:45pm to 23:00pm

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East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club Meeting

Scamblesby Village Hall, Scamblesby, LN11 9XF

Everyone is invited to join the members of the East Lincolnshire Astronomy Club for this one of their regular club meetings held on the third Saturday of every month. The event will often include a talk by a guest speaker and always include...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Failand Observatory Public Open Night

Failand Observatory, Near Wraxall, BS8 3US

Members of Bristol Astronomical Society open up their observatory at Failand on most Saturday nights between September if the weather forecast allows for observing -- a notice will be shown on the Bristol Astronomical Society website on the evening...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Leonids Meteor Observing with Plymouth Astronomical Society

Wembury Beach Car Park, Plymouth, PL9 0HP

Join members from Plymouth Astronomical Society for this special event observing the Leonids meteor shower at Wembury Beach car park.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

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Practical Guide to Choosing and Using a Telescope

Beetle Bank Farm, Murton, YO19 5XD

Join the York Astronomical Society for a comprehensive and practical guide to choosing and using a telescope. There will be talks, advice, question sessions, demonstrations, viewing through different telescopes (weather permitting) and the...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Cygnus Observatory, Washington, NE38 8LE

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Public Stargazing Event at Old Moor

RSPB Dearne Valley - Old Moor, Barnsley, S73 0YF

Join members of Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society for this free public stargazing event at RSPB Old Moor. Please confirm exact event times with the event venue.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Sherwood Pines Star Party

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Mansfield, NG21 9HN

Join astronomer Richard Darn for an evening exploring the night sky; touring distant galaxies, glittering star clusters and the planetary giant, Jupiter.This event will go ahead regardless of cloud cover as you will still able to see the stars...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Sky is the Limit Stargazing at Elvaston Castle

Elvaston Castle Country Park, Elvaston, DE72 3EP

Come and be amazed by the night sky at Elvaston. Learn about the planets in our Solar System, the stars, constellations and see what we can spot through high-powered telescopes. You might even see the spectacular Leonids Meteor Shower on the 17th...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm

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Flamsteed Observatory Open Evening

Flamsteed Observatory, Derby, DE6 3BY

Join members of Derby & District Astronomical Society for their monthly public observing session at their Flamsteed Observatory located within easy travel distance north-west from Derby. Events are weather dependent -- please check with event...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Kenley Observatory Open Night

Kenley Observatory, Kenley, CR8 5EP

Members of Croydon Astronomical Society open the doors of their Kenley Observatory to the public every Saturday evening from Autumn through to early Summer. Events are subject to good weather conditions and varied start times therefore please check...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Observing at Rodington with Shropshire Astronomical Society

Rodington Village Hall, Shrewsbury, SY4 4QS

Join members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this observing session, weather dependent. Check with event organisers to confirm this event is taking place.

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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Seething Observatory Public Open Night

Seething Observatory, Thwaite, NR35 2EQ

Throughout the year astronomers from Norwich Astronomical Society hold regular public open nights at their observatory in Seething. It's a great opportunity to escape from the city lights and view the starry skies from this dark sky location. Enjoy...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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Stargazing Saturday at the Astronomy Centre

The Astronomy Centre, Near Todmorden, OL14 7HP

Every Saturday night (weather permitting) the Astronomy Centre opens its observatory doors to the public for an evening of stargazing. This is perhaps the best equipped observatory in the UK hosting a wide range of large aperture telescopes. Please...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 23:30pm

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Hampstead Observatory Open Evening

Hampstead Observatory, Hampstead, NW3 1DU

The Hampstead Observatory is open to the public every Friday and Saturday evening (weather permitting) during the observing season which runs approximately from the beginning October through to end of April. The facility, home to the wonderful 6"...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Leonids Meteor Shower at Walltown

Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, CA8 7HF

Discover the magic of the Leonids Meteor Shower, which takes place later tonight (weather permitting) and find out where comets come from. If clouds prevent us from viewing the starlit sky, we will use the radio-telescope instead to detect meteors...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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Stargazing at the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory

Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, Dalmellington, KA6 7PZ

Amaze at the wonderfully dark skies above Galloway, see the Milky Way arching overhead and observe through large aperture instruments with the assistance of experienced resident and volunteer Astronomers. Events take place most weekday and weekend...

Saturday 17th November 2018 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

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Stargazing at Loch of the Lowes

Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre, Dunkeld, PH8 0HH

Join Robert Law from Mills Observatory in Dundee for this stargazing event at the fantastic dark sky location of Loch of the Lowes.  Perfect for families and beginners you'll learn about stars and how to find your way around the skies.  if the...

Sunday 18th November 2018 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

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Public Open Evening at Clanfield Observatory

Clanfield Observatory, Clanfield, PO8

Join the members of Hampshire Astronomical Group at their Clanfield Observatory for this one of their regular public open evenings. The event includes a tour of the facilities and looking through their large telescopes if weather permits. These...

Sunday 18th November 2018 from 19:15pm to 21:30pm

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Public Observing at Bruce Observatory

Bruce Observatory - Whitby School, Whitby, YO21 1LA

Everyone is invited to join astronomers from Whitby & District Astronomical Society for this one of their regular Sunday evening public observing sessions at the Bruce Observatory.  These events are subject to favourable weather conditions and...

Sunday 18th November 2018 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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