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Subject Topic: Good sites for Astronomy Post Reply Post New Topic
11/9/2020 at 6:56pm
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Hi,
anyone into astronomy on here?

I'm looking for a good site for star-gazing in Sep/Oct.
Ideally is East midlands or East Anglia.

Anyone got any recomendations for good 'dark site' with good views of the night sky?

Many thnaks
Steve


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via mobile 11/9/2020 at 8:42pm
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Have a look at where the Dark Sky Parks are. Link to the Site Search on UKCS. I canít make any suggestions for England, but many sites in Dumfries & Galloway are good for night skies. I was on a largely static site on the Solway shore recently where the Milky Way was very clear because of the absence of light pollution. Too far for you but next year maybe!

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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


11/9/2020 at 11:05pm
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I'd cross reference the map on the Dark Sky Discovery website with the UKCS map search facility.

Drumroamin Farm site was brilliant for meteors in August but that's in SW Scotland!


12/9/2020 at 10:46am
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Kelling Heath if you want a dark skies site in North Norfolk

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12/9/2020 at 10:47am
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Drumroamin gave me a lovely view of the Milky way when I was there - a good site for anyone visiting the area with a view to star-gazing. No help to the OP though - hope you find what you're looking for!

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13/9/2020 at 1:36pm
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Thanks everyone. Kelling Heath is between Holt and Sheringham so I assumed it would have some light pollution but I'll check out the dark skies map.

Yes Scotland is too far, but the company I work for is based in Scotland so I might have to arrange a meeting up there soon and take a couple of days off after.

ATB
Steve


13/9/2020 at 6:02pm
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https://www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/stargazing/dark-skies-festival

Exmoor might be a bit far but itís the home of some of the darkest skies in the country.
Halse Farm at Winsford is on Exmoor, just a 2minute walk gets you onto Winsford Hill, not far to drive to Dunkery Beacon the highest point On the moor.

The link above is for the dark sky festival in October.



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14/9/2020 at 12:06pm
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Deers Mead inky black, no light pollution. In fact I was lying on my back, no jokes please, just last week whilst there watching it all go by.

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via mobile 14/9/2020 at 6:58pm
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For another year, any of the coastal Dumfries & Galloway sites - yes, Drumroamin but also Solway View near Kirkcudbright is superb, or even Sandyhills.... and others inland, if theyíre away from town street lighting & donít have Site lights.
Then head up to Argyll or the west coast of Arran....

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2024 = 7 sites / 15 nights. 2023 = 9/23. 2022 = 13/35. 2021 = 11/29. 2020 = 4/20. 2019 = 13/35. 2018 = 20/33. 2017 = 10/22. 2016 = 19/33. 2015 = 15 sites / 27 nights. Didn't count 1976 to 2014.


via mobile 16/9/2020 at 6:57pm
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Try haw wood farm campsite its in Suffolk lovely site and I think in the past they have done astronomy nights its jus past Saxmundham really recommend



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