THIS EVENT IS CONFIRMED ON
In the late afternoon of Saturday 25th October, the Moon will appear to “occult” or pass in front of the planet Saturn. As the skies will not be dark, this will be a difficult observation, and can only be seen with tripod mounted binoculars or telescopes. Also note that the Sun will not have set, so extreme care must be taken with equipment.
Potential observers should give themselves plenty of time to locate the Moon and Saturn prior to the start time, so we suggest arriving by 4.30pm at the latest.
The plan is to meet on Blackheath, just north of Talbot Place at around 4pm. Talbot Place is a right turn off Goffers Road as you head towards Shooters Hill Road or the first left after the Tea Hut. A map of the site can be found here – http://flamsteed.info/observing/stargazing-events/blackheath-stargazing/ .
As ever, this event is weather dependant, and a go/no-go message will be sent on the day of the event.