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June Blog and Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs)

Ticket Discount

Summer stargazing is really taking off for June, with a later 9:30 start (and later finish) you’ll get to make the best of the warmer evenings and still get to do some amazing stargazing.  SPECIAL OFFER for June is that all ticket prices on all events have 25% off! All you have to do is click here and book the event you fancy. https://www.battlesteads.com/observatory/calendar

Planets on Show

Jupiter is now on show rising in the East and will be at opposition on the 10th of June. This means it will be the biggest and brightest it will be this year and is the best time to view.  Towards the end of the month, Saturn will start to rise at the end of our events and will be a great “WOW!” object at the end of each event.

Noctilucent Clouds (NLCs)

June and July are the perfect times for trying to spot NLCs.  Shortly after sunset, these clouds exist at the edge of space and are seeded on the ashes of shooting stars. They start to glow an ethereal silvery blue and often shimmer and dance into the night.

The Moon

The moon is full on the 17th of this month and the new moon is on the 3rd:  This full moon is known by Native Americans as the Full Strawberry Moon because it signaled the time of year to gather ripening fruit and it has also been known as the Full Rose Moon and the Full Honey Moon.

Our Moonwatch events are very popular, with guests taking pictures of the moon through our telescopes with their mobile phones.  If you want to give this a go, click here and book now!  https://www.battlesteads.com/observatory/events/general-stargazing/stargazing–moonwatch

 

Image Credits : Martin Kitching and Matt Robinson.

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