Tour of the Constellations – their myths and legends

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Harehope Quarry Project

Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG


Description

Discover the beauty of the Dark Skies of the North Pennines with experienced local astronomer Bruce Ferguson. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session. Afterwards, weather permitting, we’ll go out and using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope, view some of the wonders of the universe.  Booking required.

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2017, organised by the AONB Partnership and supported by Visit County Durham and the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

- 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 North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) 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 rural 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 Tuesday 24th October 2017

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