Family Stargazing Night at Raby Castle

Family Stargazing Night at Raby Castle

Friday 29th November 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

Raby Castle
Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH

Join the team from Stargazing Nights at Raby Castle to learn about the night sky, including the autumn constellations visible from the UK.

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. We’ll discuss how to use free and low-cost software and mobile apps to help you find your way around the stars.

If conditions are clear, you’ll head outside for a tour of the night sky, using astronomy binoculars (we’ll lend everyone a pair for the duration). You’ll learn how to identify some of the main constellations, the brightest stars and other objects.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 29/11/2019


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Stargazing Nights

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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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