Learn to use a Telescope at Alston Moor Golf Club

Learn to use a Telescope at Alston Moor Golf Club

Monday 28th October 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Alston Moor Golf Club
Alston, Penrith, CA9 3DB

Would you like to learn how to use a telescope? Maybe you already own one, but aren’t getting the best from it? Join local astronomers Andy Gray and Gary Lintern at the wonderfully dark and hospitable Alston Moor Golf Club for a small group workshop, and we’ll get you up and running in just a couple of hours.

You do not need to own any equipment, but if you do, please bring it. There will be other telescopes for you to look at and practise with. Take the next steps towards a rewarding hobby, or even a valuable addition to your business.

Numbers are restricted to 12 people (everyone present must have a ticket). You will have access to two experienced teachers (Andy Gray and Gary Lintern) throughout. Wrap up warm and bring a red light torch (if you have one).

You will receive an email two days before the workshop – providing advice on equipment, meeting locations etc.

This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019 running from 23rd October to 3rd November 2019.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 28/10/2019


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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