Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL
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!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/02/2017
Bookings are closed for this event.
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 21st Feb
Wed 22nd Feb
Thu 23rd Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.