Family Stargazing at Raby Castle

Family Stargazing at Raby Castle

Tuesday 29th October 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

Raby Castle
Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH

Visit Raby Castle to learn about the night sky, including the autumn constellations visible from the UK. You will also discover the best conditions, times of the month, and times of day to continue your explorations, as well as how to choose a telescope and/or a pair of binoculars. We will also cover how to use free and low-cost software and mobile apps to help you find your way around the stars.

If conditions are clear, we will head outside for a tour of the night sky, using astronomy binoculars (provided).

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 29/10/2019


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.



Forthcoming events

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    Saturday 23rd October 2021 from 19:30pm to 20:30pm

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    Sunday 5th December 2021 from 19:00pm to 20:00pm

    Raby Castle, Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH

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  • Stargazing at Raby Castle

    Sunday 5th December 2021 from 20:30pm to 21:30pm

    Raby Castle, Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH

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