Members Observing Night

Date: 22 Sep 23
8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Members Observing Night

Speaker: David Bennett Institution: BAS

Friday night is observing night! 

The plan this week, weather permitting of course, is to open up at 20:30.  Stephen Price does a brilliant job producing BASIL each month, I am sure you agree, and the possible targets/times listed below for Friday 22nd are straight from this months publication. (all times – BST).

Although patchy cloud is forecast the observatory will be open tonight for training and observing in the clearer spells.

There is a booking form at the bottom of this notice. Please register if you intend to come to help us estimate numbers. Any queries please email:  Bring a mug if you would like to make a brew.

SUN sets at 19:11 and Astronomical Twilight ends at 21:05.  – Get your telescopes working by 9 pm!

MOON 7 days old and sets at 22:15 – great time for looking at features around the terminator. Any suggestions what to look for?

ISS starts 22:00:57 finishes 22:02:29 WSW

SATURN culminates at 23:21 – is Cassini’s division easy to see?

JUPITER rises 20:36 and culminates at 03:58. Io exits occultation at 22:30. See Jupiter’s Moons ( for more details.

URANUS rises 20:47 and culminates at 04:28

M15 Globular Cluster – BASIL featured target.

Event Status:  GO

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Failand Observatory


Bookings are closed for this event.

Members Observing Night

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