Star Parties












































Background illustration: Hot Blue Stars at the Core of Globular Cluster M15 - Hubble Space Telescope
Members of Swindon Stargazers organise Star Parties, A star party is a gathering of amateur astronomers for the purpose of observing the sky. Local star parties may be one night affairs, but larger events can last up to a week or longer and attract hundreds or even thousands of participants. Many regional star parties are now held annually and are an important part of the hobby of amateur astronomy. Typically a dark sky site away from light pollution is chosen as a location. Participants bring telescopes and binoculars of all types and sizes and spend the nights observing astronomical objects such as planets, comets, stars, and deep sky objects together.

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Brinkworth Star Party - October 2022
Brinkworth Star Party - September 2023