Stargazing at Killhope Lead Mine

Saturday 24th March 2018 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR, North East


Join members from Sunderland Astronomical Society for this free public stargazing event at the wonderful location of Killhope Lead Mining Museum. The dark skies above Killhope are truly wonderful and there will be plenty of telescopes and astronomers to explore them with! Go along with family and friends and enjoy a fantastic Saturday evening out under starry skies!

- 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 Sunderland Astronomical Society 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 Sunderland Astronomical Society 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 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 Saturday 24th March 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Killhope Lead Mining Museum 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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