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Open Dome Event - Blood and Moon

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The Moon has been given many new names in the media including Harvest Moon, Blue Moon, Blood Moon and Super Moon. Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) explains where these names come from and what they actually describe?

  • From: Thursday 20 September 2018, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 20 September 2018, 10 pm
  • Location: CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 20 September 2018, 3.00 pm
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Event details

The Moon is easy to observe and at full Moon a striking object in the night sky. So it is no wonder we have given it different names over time. Interestingly, many names for the full Moon have been used in the media over the past years that seem unusual. What story is behind these names for our Moon?

Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) will be discussing in his talk Blood and Moon what is so different between different full Moons and where some of the names originate from. He will especially focus upon the infamous Super Moon and Blood Moon featuring strongly this year in the news.

Booking is required for this event. While attending, you consent to filming, photography, and sound recording – which may include you as a member of the audience – and its use in publication or advertising distribution, either printed or online, without payment or copyright.


The event will start at 8 pm with Dr Daniel Brown (NTU) talking about Blood and Moon. Refreshments will be offered from 7.45 pm in the CELS foyer. Afterwards, visitors will get a tour of the NTU observatory and the chance to see interesting objects in the autumn sky using the observatory's telescopes, small telescopes and binoculars, if the weather allows it.

If the weather is not good, a small planetarium session will be offered in the observatory pointing out objects of interest.

Location details




Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane


Parking is available only for booked visitors in the Main Gate car park.

Please ensure to enter the campus via Main Gate only!

Ensure to allow for sufficient time since you will need to contact security at the barrier to identify the event you wish to visit. Furthermore it is a 3 minute walk from the car park to CELS.

Travel Info:

Main gate entrance is located on the A453 closest towards the city, ie the first entrance when travelling from Nottingham towards Clifton.

Please avoid entering via South Gate as you will not be able to access the staff car park nor will security staff allow access via that barrier.

The exact location of the car park is in latitude and longitude 52.912958, -1.183357 or via GoogleMaps .

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