North Pennines Observatory
The Old School House, Allenheads, Northumberland, NE47 9HR
How long would it take to walk to the Moon? Or travel to another solar system? How long would it be until we noticed, if the Sun stopped shining? How do we know all of this and is there somebody, or something, out there asking the same questions?
Join Martin Kitching to explore these questions, and more that you probably never knew you wanted the answers to. After the talk you will do some stargazing (sky conditions permitting) in the Observatory.
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2023, running from the 20th of October to the 5th of November, 2023. #NorthPennStarFest23 #NPennDarkSkies
Please note that this has already taken place on 01/11/2023
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Wed 1st Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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