Harehope Quarry Project
Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG
Discover the beauty of the dark skies of the North Pennines. The evening will start with an introductory indoor session using an amazing software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in real time.
Afterwards, weather permitting, we will go out and using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope, view some of the wonders of the universe.
The activity leader, Bruce Ferguson (from Wild North Discovery), has been a keen stargazer since the early 1970s when his interest in the night sky was inspired by the gift from his dad of his first telescope, a 3-inch refractor.
Wrap up warm and bring a red-light torch (if you have one). Not suitable for young children (under 8s).
This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/10/2018
North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event
Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 23rd Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.