Hamsterley Forest Stargazing Group meeting

Hamsterley Forest Stargazing Group meeting

Thursday 27th October 2022 from 16:30pm to 18:00pm

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


Event organiser

Hamsterley Stargazing Group is organising this event

Please contact Hamsterley Stargazing Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please contact [email protected] for all enquiries about this event.

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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.



Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Doe Park Caravan Site

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (12.9 miles away)

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  • Langdon Beck Hotel – Teesdale

    Langdon Beck, Forest-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XP, North East (14.8 miles away)

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