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From the Moon to Inifinity

From the Moon to Inifinity

Sunday 24th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Alston Moor Golf Club
Alston, Penrith, CA9 3DB

Talk and stargazing opportunity at Alston Moor Golf Club – a truly dark site in the South Tyne Valley.

The event will be led by North Pennines astronomer and astrophotographer – Gary Lintern and supported by Michael Tweedy, previous Chairman of Sunderland Astronomy Society.

An indoor presentation will take place followed by the loan of quality binoculars to see the heavens from outside (so no need to bring your own) plus viewing through a 19-inch telescope.

Indoor activities will be available if the skies are not clear. Drinks (including teas and coffee) & biscuits (charges apply to bar drinks) will be available.

This will be a packed two hours suitable for beginners to amateur stargazers. Arrivals between 6.30 and 7 pm.

Pre-booking is essential. To book contact David Hymers – [email protected] Tickets cost £10

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 22-31 October 2021


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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Weather forecast

  • 24/10/21

    11° 40%
  • 24/10/21

    10° 64%
  • 25/10/21

    10° 71%

Weather forecast for Alston Youth Hostel (1.1 miles away) updated 23/10/21 at 20:00.


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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  • From the Moon to Inifinity

    Sunday 24th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Alston Moor Golf Club, Penrith, CA9 3DB

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