Family Stargazing Night at Derwent Waterside Park

Family Stargazing Night at Derwent Waterside Park

Sunday 8th December 2019 from 17:30pm to 19:00pm

Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre
Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT

Join the team from Stargazing Nights for an evening in Derwent Waterside Park to learn all about the Moon, and how to explore its surface from the comfort of Earth. You’ll 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.

You’ll also learn about the star constellations and other objects visible on the night of the event. If conditions are clear, we’ll head outside for a real-time tour of the Moon, using binoculars (we have enough for everyone) and telescopes. You’ll learn how to identify some of the Moon’s most interesting features, such as the main craters, ‘seas’ and mountain ranges.

If you have a smartphone with you, you’ll have the chance to take a photograph of the Moon through the telescope eyepiece (most phones are more than capable of this).

Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 08/12/2019


Event organiser

Stargazing Nights

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


Event booking

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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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