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Dark Sky Exploration with Finchale Outdoors and Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society

Dark Sky Exploration with Finchale Outdoors and Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society

Monday 28th October 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Shipley Moss Farm - Hamsterley
Fir Tree, Hamsterley, DL13 3PD

All members of the ex-Armed Forced, their families and their friends are invited to join Finchale Outdoors for this special stargazing event in collaboration with Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society. This event takes place at the time of a new Moon when the skies above Hamsterley will be extremely dark!

If you are someone who is ex-Forces, or knows someone who is, and are interested in coming along you would be most welcome! It’s a great opportunity to have a break and explore some starry skies! Enjoy a short talk on an astronomical topic and then stargazing and observing through telescopes.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 28/10/2019


Event organiser

Finchale Group

Finchale Group is organising this event

Please contact Finchale Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

If you wish to take part in this event please email [email protected] or call 0191 386 2634 and ask for Jacqui.

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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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