Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL
You and your family are invited to join local amateur astronomer Neill Sanders, former volunteer at Kielder Observatory and member of the Go Stargazing team, for an evening of stargazing and observing through large telescopes.
Learn how to find your way around the night sky and how to locate fascinating objects including those our eyes alone cannot see — you are welcome to bring binoculars or perhaps the telescope Santa brought you for Christmas! Hot drinks will be available for a small fee and the event itself is free or charge. A car parking ticket will be required.
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 17th January 2017 or Wednesday 18th January 2017 or Thursday 19th January 2017.
To register your interest in attending this event and to receive a notification when the exact date is known (1 or 2 days before) please enter your details below indicating how many you anticipate to come along.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/01/2017
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 17th Jan
Wed 18th Jan
Thu 19th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.