Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL
This event sees the launch of a new stargazing group at the fabulous dark sky location of Hamsterley Forest.
Meet at 4.30 in the Oak Room for an informal chat on ideas for the group.
Have a walk to our bottom field, approx 20m, to see some stars and planets, weather permitting.
Please bring any binoculars or telescopes that you already have.
A £2 parking charge applies for non-members.
Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2022
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.
Thu 27th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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