Introduction to Astronomy for Beginners and Families

Introduction to Astronomy for Beginners and Families

Saturday 17th December 2016 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Housesteads Roman Fort
Off the B6318, Hayden Bridge, NE47 6NN

This is an excellent opportunity to learn the basics of Astronomy including a presentation and plenty of stargazing if weather permits. The location for this event is situated in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park and therefore has wonderful dark skies.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/12/2016


Event organiser

Starmakers Stargazing Group is organising this event

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


Event booking

Bookings for this event are being taken by the National Trust -- click the link below...

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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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