Message from Mercury

Message from Mercury

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East

Learn more about the closest planet to our Sun at this special stargazing event at The Sill. This event takes place around new moon when the skies are at their very darkest — it’s the best time to see the fantastic star-filled skies above Northumberland! Why not arrive early for a special pre-event two course meal at The Sill Cafe!?

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/02/2018


Event organiser

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is organising this event

Please contact Northumberland National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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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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