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Asteroids & Comets with Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS

Asteroids & Comets with Sir Arnold Wolfendale FRS

Friday 17th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

Event organiser

Durham Wildlife Trust is organising this event

Please contact Durham Wildlife Trust directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.

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