Family Stargazing Night at Dunwich Beach

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

Dunwich Heath and Beach

Minsmere Road, Dunwich, IP17 3DJ, East of England


Explore fabulous dark skies above Dunwich Beach at this special stargazing event held in collaboration between the DASH Astronomical Society and the National Trust. The event takes place when there will be no moon in the sky and, should the weather be favourable, amazing views will be had of the night skies. As well as observing through telescopes there will be fun activities in the Heath Barn along with hot drinks and refreshments. This is a free event with no booking needed!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by National Trust who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact National Trust directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 16th February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Dunwich Heath and Beach on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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