Stargazing for Beginners at the Sill

Saturday 17th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre

Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East


Join experienced and enthusiastic astronomers including former Kielder Observatory volunteers for this stargazing event aimed at beginners. Learn your way around the night sky and how to find deep space objects using telescopes and binoculars. If you have some of your own why not take them along for expert advice!?

- 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 Northumberland National Park 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!


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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 17th March 2018

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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