May Stargazing Night

Our public stargazing night takes place this Saturday 26th May, held at the Great Notley Discovery Centre & Country Park in Braintree. We’ll be there from 6pm to 9:30pm with a range of telescopes for you to look through.

If the skies are clear we’ll try to show you the planets Venus, Mars and Saturn as well as the crescent Moon. We’ll also be able to point out some constellations to you and give advice about telescopes.  Have an astronomy question lingering in your mind? We can hopefully help you out!

Everyone is welcome to come along and view through the telescopes. The night is free of charge, although there is a site parking fee. Details of how to find the site are on our Stargazing page here.

Please be aware that we are dependent on clear weather. If it is cloudy you obviously may not get to see anything! We will still  be on site in case you have any questions or just wish to see the telescopes. Bear in mind if it’s really tipping it down with rain we most likely won’t be there! (so please use some common sense before setting out if it is raining.)


Posted on 23 May, 2012, in Astronomy News, Society News, Stargazing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Will anyone be staying later than 9:30, bearing in mind that sunset is not until 9:02 tonight and the last two months have been washouts?

  2. Rachel E (NEAS)

    Sorry, Dave, but we have to be off site by 9.30pm. We will be solar observing for most of the evening, and the Moon will be up, but should also be able to get a look at Saturn and Mars which should show up around twilight. Our next evening session then won’t be until September because of the long summer daylight hours, but we will be holding solar observing over the summer months.

  3. Thanks for the update Rachel.

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