Lyrids Meteor Shower and Jupiter at Redesdale

Friday 21st April 2017 from 17:00pm to Sunday 23rd April 2017 12:00pm

Redesdale Arms

Horsley, Rochester, NE19 1TA


This event offers a wonderful opportunity for a short stargazing break to one of the darkest locations in the UK at one of the most welcoming of venues, The Redesdale Arms.

The date of this event coincides with the peak of the annual Lyrid meteor shower where you can expect to see 10 - 20 bright meteors per hour, especially from this dark sky location, at a time when there is no moon in the sky allowing you the best views of the amazing dark skies above Northumberland.

The planet Jupiter is also well placed for observing, with the help of enthusiastic astronomers (some of whom are on the Go Stargazing team) and large telescopes you'll be observing the moons of Jupiter as well as numerous deep sky objects.

There will also be presentations on various astronomical topics and solar observing during the day.

- 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 Starmakers Stargazing Group 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!


Bookings for this event can be made directly with the Redesdale Arms, link below.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site 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 Friday 21st April 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Redesdale Arms 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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