This is the best time of the month to go stargazing!
Join us at OM each month as we delve into the dark sky with our astronomer and explore galaxies, star clusters and lots more. During a new moon, the Moon is located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun, so will not be visible in the night sky. It’s the best time to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.
We’ll use our Meade LX600 and high end ZWO ASI2600MC camera system to image nebulae, star clusters and galaxies – and while the data is being gathered, we’ll do some eyepiece observing with our refractor telescopes. Sure to be an enjoyable evening for all levels of astronomy enthusiasts.
International Dark Sky Week – New Moon Observing Session
Saturday 15 April, 9.30pm-11pm
Price £10 per person