Diary of Events

2021/2022

 

Date Event Description Venue

2021

September

Tuesday 7th College Term starts
Friday 24th Drinks ‘Friends’ 17th   anniversary Observatory 6.30pm
Monday 27th Four Planets Viewing Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune Observatory 8.30pm

OCTOBER

Sunday 10th Double Stars Observing optical doubles Observatory 8pm
(cloudy alternative)
Monday 25th
(All week)
Museum of Moon Public viewing College Chapel
Friday 29th
to Sunday 31st
Multiple Events Marlborough Dark Skies Festival Various TBA

NOVEMBER

Monday 8th Public Open Evening Winter Sky Observatory 8pm
Wednesday 17th Meteor Shower Leonids (~60+ meteors per hour) Observatory 10pm
Tuesday 30th Blackett Science Lecture ‘Gravitational Wave Astrophysics’
(Dr. Samaya Nissanke, Amsterdam University)
Ellis Theatre Marlborough College
8pm

DECEMBER

Saturday 11th Observing The ‘Winter Wreath’ Observatory 8pm
(cloudy alternative)
Monday 13th Meteor Shower Geminids (~100 meteors per hour) Observatory 10pm
Wednesday 15th College Term ends

2022

JANUARY

Monday 3rd Meteor Shower Quadrantids (~100 meteors per hour) Observatory 10pm
Tuesday 4th College Term starts
Saturday 22nd Observing Bring your own Telescope/Binos Observatory 8pm
(cloudy alternative)

FEBRUARY

Saturday 12th Observing Lunar evening Observatory 8pm
(cloudy alternative)

MARCH

Thursday 24th Public Lecture NASA/ESA Sun-Earth day
(C. Barclay)
Garnett Room, Marlborough College 6pm
Friday 25th College Term ends
Saturday 26th Observing Spring Sky Tour Observatory 8pm
Week of 28th Friends Outing TBC TBC – Details to follow

APRIL

Tuesday 19th College Term starts

MAY

Thursday 26th Public Open Day Solar Hα Observing Observatory 2.30pm (cloudy alternative)

JUNE

Sunday 19th Summer Solstice Twilight Tour of the Summer constellations Observatory 10pm

July

Friday 1st College Term ends

AUGUST

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

 

For more information please email the Observatory Director, C. Barclay, at ceb@marlboroughcollege.org