Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre
Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU
Join astronomers from Durham Astronomical Society supported by members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for this popular public observing event at Rainton Meadows. Enjoy a presentation and a hot drink in the cafe before heading out to observe the Moon through telescopes. These events are great family evenings out. Booking required.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 16/11/2019
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.
Sat 16th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.