Go Stargazing at Hamsterley

Tuesday 21st February 2017 from 19:00pm to Thursday 23rd February 2017 22:00pm

Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre

Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL


21/02/17 22:10 - unfortunately this event has been cancelled due to the poor weather forecast.

The dark skies above Hamsterley Forest make for a great place to stargaze, the Milky Way is clearly visible arching across the skies and thousands more stars can be seen compared to our towns and cities.

You and your family are invited to join local amateur astronomers for an evening of stargazing and observing through large telescopes.

To see the stars depends on the weather, therefore this event will be short notice and run on a “first clear night” basis taking place on one of the following dates:

Tuesday 21st Feburuary 2017 or Wednesday 22nd February 2017 or Thursday 23rd February 2017.

Registration is required for this event so that the organiser can notify you by email confirming the date. This will be decided based on a good weather forecast!

- Event occurs on the first clear night during the date range thus maximising chances of stargazing, however being weather dependent means short notice.

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Go Stargazing who should be contacted if you have any queries.

Event booking

This event has been cancelled due to a poor weather forecast.

Bookings are closed for this event.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Tuesday 21st February 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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