Discovering the Andromeda Galaxy

Discovering the Andromeda Galaxy

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

Bowlees Visitor Centre
Newbiggin, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XF

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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 31/10/2019


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (1.4 miles away)

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    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (2.9 miles away)

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, DL12 0DW (7.4 miles away)

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    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East (7.8 miles away)

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