Discovering the Andromeda Galaxy

Thursday 31st October 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Bowlees Visitor Centre

Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF


Description

Fred Stevenson, from Go Stargazing, will take us on a voyage of discovery looking at the Andromeda Galaxy – the most distant object you can see with your naked eye. Discover how it and other galaxies were discovered and explore the mysteries of the distant universe. After the talk we will (weather permitting) enjoy stunning views of the starry night sky (from the Dark Sky Discovery Site) with powerful telescopes and binoculars.

This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019 running from 23rd October to 3rd November 2019.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Organiser

This event is being organised by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 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

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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Location light pollution

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

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Thursday 31st October 2019

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