Astronomy calendar for Europe 2017
Our astronomy calendar page showing astronomical events, along with the moon phases and special events, will help you choose dates for your visit to Astrofarm. During full moon periods we will be delivering beginner astronomer courses and solar and lunar observing sessions. At other times in the month we will be delivering astro-photography and digital photography courses, if you fancy a little bit extra during your stay. Details here and please email us at email@example.com if you would like to know more.
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Annual astronomical events 2017
22nd - 23rd April - Lyrids meteor shower
12th - 13th August - Perseids meteor shower
21st - 22nd October - Orionids meteor shower
4th - 5th November -Taurids meteor shower
17th - 18th November - Leonids meteor shower
13th - 14th December - Geminids meteor shower
Special events at Astrofarm in 2017
24th - 27th March
Messier Marathon - We will be holding a Messier Marathon weekend at the end of March. Open to everyone the event is an attempt to view all 110 Messier objects in one night without 'GoTo' technology. You can see here for how to view Messier objects throughout the year.
5th - 6th August
Les Nuits des Etoiles - an annual event across France to encourage people to get outside and enjoy our awesome night skies. We will be holding a series of open evenings and outreach events. More details nearer the time.
Solar Eclipse - although the eclipse will not be visible here in France we will be having an eclipse evening with a fun workshop and activities.
6th - 8th October
Jour de la nuit is an annual event across France to highlight the issues of light pollution. We shall be involved with our town in a series of events and activities supporting this campaign.
For more information or to book for any of our events please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Beds are now bookable for all events directly through our booking pages here - please note that we have limited availability so don't leave it too late!