Bellingham Dark Sky Starcamp – Spring 2020

Friday 13th March 2020 from 16:00pm to Sunday 15th March 2020 12:00pm

Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

Bellingham, Hexham, NE48 2HR


Description

Join astronomers from Go Stargazing for a weekend of stargazing within the newest and largest Gold Tier Dark Skies park in Europe. The weekend will include talks and presentations, night sky observing with telescopes, with free hot drinks and a log-burning stove (if needed) available in our refuge. Note that the experts are staying on site and are available to ask advice from all day, including helping you with use of your own telescopes if you bring one.

You could consider booking extra nights to increase chances of a clear sky. You might want to book extra stargazing at Kielder Observatory (note this sells out months in advance, especially Friday to Sunday nights!), a 40 min slow drive away.

People enjoy our events despite the clarity of the skies as the talks are well worth it for stunning imagery and information. No refund if skies are not clear as the experts are still on site regardless, as are drinks, mulled wine etc!

Red torchlight only and black-out lights in vans please. Note that these events are extremely popular and we have a capacity of 25-30 so early booking recommended!

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


Organiser

This event is being organised by Robert Ince 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!


Bookings

Book directly with the venue by contacting 01434 220175

Go to the organiser's web page for this event


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 13th March 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site 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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