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Outreach and Public Observing

Unless otherwise stated, Public Observing Sessions take place at Hyde (Map) at the time stated below. Park in the carpark at the south of the open ground (immediately opposite the school). We usually set up within the triangle made by the pavilion, cricket square, and gorse to the east of the open space.

Please abide by our Guidelines at the bottom of this page.

Public Outreach - 2017/18
MonthDateTimeDetails
December Wed 13th 20:00 -late Geminid Meteor Watch
Public Observing at Hyde Common. The Geminid Meteors Shower is considered to be the finest of the major showers with bright, often intensely coloured, meteors. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along to enjoy the meteors, the winter constellations, the Pleiades, the Orion Nebula, the Andromeda galaxy, and the enigmatic planet Uranus.
February Thu 15th 18:30 - 20:30 Stargazing Evening
Public Outreach Event at Blashford Lakes
June Sun 24th 11:00 - 15:00 International SUNday
Public Solar Observing at Hengistbury Head Visitor Centre
July Fri 27th 11:00 - 15:00 Lunar Eclipse Picnic
Public Observing at Hyde Common. Wrap up warm, bring a chair or recliner, and come along with a picnic to enjoy the Total Eclipse of the Moon, the summer constellations, bright Venus, the giant Jupiter, and the ringed planet, Saturn.
July Sat 28th 12:30 - 16:30 Frogham Fair
Astronomy Display and Public Solar Observing in the field alongside the Foresters Arms, Abbots Well Road, Frogham. SP6 2JA (map)

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Observing Guidelines

These guidelines are intended to promote enjoyable, safe observing for all present. They should also give newcomers an idea of what to expect.

When you arrive at a public observing event, please go first of all to the information area (ask, if its location is not obvious).

In particular:

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