DARK SKY STARGAZING EXPERIENCE 


In collaboration with RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, Anglian Chauffeur Service provides VIP Door-to-Door service to enable you to relax and gain the greatest benefit from a visit to one the UK’s best Dark Sky Discovery Sites.

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle.


Prices stated include entry for up to 4 to the event on the days shown and a door to door service up to 50 miles radius from Fakenham and allows for an 8 hour day. Anglian Chauffeur Service can travel further, please email info@anglianchauffeurservice for a bespoke quote.


Star Gazing Party at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Reserve £400 


Wednesday 23rd September 2020 1800hrs to 2100hrs (6 – 9 pm)

Titchwell Marsh reserve is a designated Dark Sky Site and has some of the darkest skies in Norfolk. Join the King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society for a telescopic and laser tour set on a stunning nature reserve at night. You’ll experience a real time introduction to the constellations in the comfort of our Feeding Station while you enjoy some astro food and drink! Take the party outside and you’ll be star struck as you view the heavens through the lens of an astronomy expert.


Astro Photography at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Reserve £380


Friday 23rd October 2020 1800hrs to 2100hrs (6 – 9 pm)

Titchwell Marsh Reserve is a designated Dark Sky Site and has some of the darkest skies in Norfolk. Join the King’s Lynn and District Astronomy Society for an introduction to astro photography.


The following dark sky dates and times will assist you identifying the best nights to book a stargazing experience with Anglian Chauffeur Service, weather permitting. The dates and times shown below are when there is no bright Moon at night and when the Sun has set enough so that twilight does not affect observations. Locations such as RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, identified as being a “dark sky sites” (one with minimal light pollution) will only be dark during these times. No location has dark skies when there is a bright Moon in the sky, no matter how free it is from man-made light pollution! Seeing stars on a black background indicates that the skies will be “astronomically” dark, this meaning that you will be able to see the most stars and quite likely the Milky Way arching across the sky depending on the time of year.


Dark Sky Nights at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle.

When the skies are dark is determined from the following:

Longitude and latitude co-ordinates are used to calculate sun and moon rise and set times for this specific location.

Darkness is determined to be from nautical dusk in the evening through to nautical dawn the following morning — at these times it is suitable for astronomical observations and the Milky Way to be clearly visible from darker sites — the perfect time to Go Stargazing!


Moonlight is the natural light pollution emitted by the moon and means the skies are only truly dark during certain nights of the lunar cycle, how much the moon is illuminated and it’s rise and set times determine if and when the moon will affect night-time skies. When the moon is less than 10% illuminated (thin crescent) it is not considered to have any effect.


Moon rise and set when the moon is 50% illuminated (half moon) or less it is only considered to affect dark skies if it is above 10 degrees above the horizon — when the moon is lower than this moonlight is not presumed to shine into the skies enough to affect observing them.

MRA 10o = Moon Rises Above 10o

MSB 10o = Moon Sets Below 10o

All data used by Anglian Chauffeur Service for the Stargazing Experience is taken from https://gostargazing.co.uk/events/locations/rspb-titchwell/