Walltown Country Park
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, CA8 7HF
Join an experienced Astronomer and Starmaker for this fantastic opportunity to see shooting stars (meteors) above Northumberland. Enjoy a presentation (aimed at beginners 11 years and older) where you will learn about meteors, meteorites and asteroids and then, weather permitting, head out into the fresh air and look for them yourself! Telescopes and binoculars will also be available for observing. The kiosk will be open serving soup and refreshments, if you’re staying late bring seating and appropriate warm clothing. Booking required.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 13/12/2016
Starmakers Stargazing Group is organising this event
Please contact Starmakers Stargazing Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 13th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.