Guided Tour of the Moon at Hamsterley Forest

Guided Tour of the Moon at Hamsterley Forest

Sunday 6th October 2019 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL

Join the team from Stargazing Nights for an evening in Hamsterley Forest to learn all about the Moon, and how to explore its surface from the comfort of Earth. You’ll also discover the best conditions, times of the month, and times of day to continue your explorations, as well as how to choose a telescope and/or a pair of binoculars.

If conditions are clear, we’ll head outside for a real-time tour of the Moon, using binoculars (we have enough for everyone) and telescopes. You’ll learn how to identify some of the Moon’s most interesting features, such as the main craters, ‘seas’ and mountain ranges.

If you have a smartphone with you, you’ll have the chance to take a photograph of the Moon through the telescope eyepiece (most phones are more than capable of this).

Please note that this event has already taken place on 06/10/2019

Event organiser

Stargazing Nights

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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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