Diary of Events

2023/2024

2023

SEPTEMBER

Date Event Description Venue
Tuesday 5th   College Term Starts
Friday 22nd      Drinks Friends 19th   Anniversary Observatory 6.30pm

OCTOBER

     
Saturday 14th    Observing Autumn Sky Observatory 8.30pm
(Cloudy Alternative)

NOVEMBER

Friday 17th Meteor Shower Leonids
(~20 meteors per hour)
Observatory 10pm
Sunday 19th Observing Planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune Observatory 8pm
Tuesday 28th  Lecture Blackett Science Lecture Ellis Theatre Marlborough College
7.45pm

DECEMBER

     
Wednesday 13th   College Term Ends  
Thursday 14th   Meteor Shower Geminids
(~80 meteors per hour)
Observatory 10pm
Friday 15th Observing Winter Sky Observatory 8pm
(Cloudy Alternative)

2024

     

JANUARY

Thursday 4th   College Term Starts  
Thursday 4th   Meteor Shower Quadrantids
(~40 meteors per hour)
Observatory 10pm
Friday 19th    Observing Bring your own
Telescope / Binoculars
Observatory 8pm
(Cloudy Alternative)

FEBRUARY

     
Friday 9th Observing Double Stars Observatory 8pm
Wednesday 14th to
Saturday 17th
Friends Outing In Search of the Aurora Borealis Kilpisjärvi, Finland (69˚N)
Sunday 18th Observing The Moon Observatory 8pm
(Cloudy Alternative)

MARCH

Friday 8th  Observing Spring Sky Observatory 8pm
Tuesday 19th Lecture NASA/ESA
Sun-Earth
Day
Garnett Room, Marlborough College 7.45pm
Friday 22nd     College Term Ends  

APRIL

     
Sunday 14th Observing Galaxies Observatory 9pm
(Cloudy Alternative)
Monday 15th    College Term Starts  

MAY

Thursday 23rd Observing The Sun Observatory 2.30pm

JUNE

Thursday 20th Summer Solstice Twilight Summer Sky Observatory 10pm
Friday 28th    College Term Ends  

AUGUST

Monday 12th Meteor Shower Perseids
(~60 meteors per hour)
Observatory 10pm

 

For more information please email the Observatory Director, G. James, at gkwj@marlboroughcollege.org