Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre
Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU
This event, part of National Science Week, is a very special event given the guest speaker. Professor Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS, former Astronomer Royal, will be giving a talk on Asteroids & Comets from the Durham Wildlife Trust visitor centre at Rainton Meadows. Should weather permit there will also be observing and stargazing after the presentation. Small entrance fee to include a hot drink.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/03/2017
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 17th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.