Stargazing at Abberton Reservoir

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre

Abberton Reservoir, Colchester, CO2 0EU


Organised by the Essex Wildlife Trust and North Essex Astronomical Society this is a fantastic opportunity to get away from the city lights and go stargazing! Look through large telescopes, listen to one of the interesting astronomical talks given, there's even bacon rolls on the menu for tea! Sounds like astronomical heaven!

- 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 North Essex 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!


Booking for this event is essential, tickets available from Essex Wildlife Trust.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-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 21st October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Abberton Reservoir Visitor Centre 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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