Big Bangs and Black Holes

Big Bangs and Black Holes

Saturday 22nd February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Breamish Hall - Powburn
Powburn, Rothbury, NE66 4HT

Dr Adrian Jannetta will talk about how black holes are created and how astronomers are using gravity to study them from billions of light-years away. We’ll also hear about the monstrous supermassive blackhole at the heart of our own Milky Way and ponder the terrifying question…what happens if we fall into a black hole?

The talk will last approximately an hour and afterwards, weather permitting, you’ll get the chance to do some observing through NASTRO members’ telescopes and see the wonders of the night sky for yourself.

This event is free of charge however requires registration via the Eventbrite website.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/02/2020


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

Please register for your free place at this event via the Eventbrite 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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