Observing at Ford with Shropshire Astro Society

Saturday 16th December 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Ford Heath Caravan & Campsite

Ford Heath, Shrewsbury, SY5 9GD


Everyone is welcome to join lead astronomer Stan Courtney and members of Shropshire Astronomical Society for this observing session at Ford Heath Caravan Park. Be sure to wrap up warm and take a flask -- a fantastic way to spend an evening in the great outdoors looking up at the starry skies above Shropshire!

- This event is weather dependent and will only take place if the skies are clear enough for observing. It is therefore necessary to check the weather forecast and confirm with the event organisers that this event is going ahead.


This event is being organised by Shropshire Astronomical Society 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 Shropshire Astronomical Society 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 rural 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 Saturday 16th December 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Ford Heath Caravan & Campsite 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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