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.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


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

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Monday 28th October 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Alston Moor Golf Club on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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