Go Stargazing at Hamsterley

Tuesday 28th March 2017 from 19:00pm to Thursday 30th March 2017 22:00pm

Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL


28/03/17 15:00 - Unfortunately this "first clear night" stargazing event will not be going ahead due to poor weather.

The dark skies above Hamsterley Forest make for a great place to stargaze, the Milky Way is clearly visible arching across the skies and thousands more stars can be seen compared to our towns and cities.

You and your family are invited to join local amateur astronomers for an evening of stargazing and observing through large telescopes.

To see the stars depends on the weather, therefore this event will be short notice and run on a “first clear night” basis taking place on one of the following dates:

Tuesday 28th March 2017 or Wednesday 29th March 2017 or Thursday 30th March 2017.

Registration is required for this event so that the organiser can notify you by email confirming the date. This will be decided based on a good weather forecast!

- Event occurs on the first clear night during the date range thus maximising chances of stargazing, however being weather dependent means short notice.


This event is being organised by Go Stargazing 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!

Event booking

Bookings are closed for this event.

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 Tuesday 28th March 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre 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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