Observe the Orionids Meteors from The Sill

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East


Description

Located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the Sill is a fantastic location to spot shooting stars and this event is a great opportunity to get all of the family out under dark starry skies.  Timed to coincide with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower the event includes a presentation about comets -- whose dusty tails ultimately result in the shooting stars we see -- then weather permitting outdoor stargazing.  Wrap up warm! Booking required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


Organiser

This event is being organised by Northumberland National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (Northumberland National Park) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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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.

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

Location darkness on Saturday 21st October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Sill National Landscape Discovery 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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