Gazing at the Milky Way

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

North Pennines Observatory

The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR


Join Gary Lintern from the North Pennines Astronomy Society for this stargazing event at the wonderful location of the North Pennines Observatory. This event takes place on a moonless night when, weather permitting, wonderful views of the Milky Way can be viewed from this dark sky location. Explore the stars in our galaxy through the observatory telescope and enjoy free refreshments!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by North Pennines Observatory who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact North Pennines Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 17th February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at North Pennines Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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