About the event

Dorset is home to some of the best dark skies in the country, making it one of the finest places to see our moon, stars, planets, galaxies and meteor showers.

Discover the dark skies above at this special talk where we explore the summer constellations including mythology plus learn about the creation and appearance of the moon and why it’s much more useful to us than we think.

Following the talk we will head outside (weather permitting) to view the Moon up close and personal by telescope. The event is led by local astronomer Bob Mizon with additional support from the members of the Wessex Astronomical Association.

CLOUDY NIGHT: Naturally the moon viewing part of this event is weather dependent and will require clear skies. If it is too cloudy there will be the opportunity to handle real space rocks and meteorites.

Suitable for All (14+)


Durlston Country Park, Swanage

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  • All places FREE

This event is part of our Dawn to Dusk Festival 2022

We invite you to see Dorset in a new light as we head out to enjoy our outstanding landscapes from early morning through to the ‘golden hours’ of summer evenings.

Join artists, story-tellers, wildlife experts, archaeologists and more on our summer programme of FREE events across the county.

See the full programme of events HERE.