WEA - Alington House
4 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3ET, North East
This course is a fantastic opportunity for those with an interest in Astronomy to learn all aspects of this fascinating subject.
Suitable for beginners you’ll cover complex topics in an easy to understand way including the birth, life and death of stars through to gravitational waves and dark matter! There will also be particular focus on recent technology developments and astronomical discoveries.
With practical sessions observing the night sky you’ll soon learn how to find your way around the constellations and locating objects with a telescope, all under the expert and enthusiastic guidance of tutor David Hughes.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 18/09/2018
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.
Tue 18th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.