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A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory
Low Hauxley, Amble, NE65 0JR

Join the Astronomers of Northumberland Astronomical Society for this stargazing event ideal for beginners.  There will be 3 scheduled presentations throughout the evening focussing on the Northumberland night skies and then opportunity to observe through the observatory’s research-grade telescope.  Ideal for anyone new to Astronomy or perhaps needing a hand with their telescope.  Free to all however prior booking is required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/10/2017

Event organiser

Northumberland Astronomical Society

Northumberland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Northumberland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

The event organiser is taking bookings for this event via the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website with reservations required for the scheduled presentations.

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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.

Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Northumberland Astronomical Society Meeting

    Thursday 30th December 2021 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory, Amble, NE65 0JR

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