Moonwatch at Bradley Burn Farm Shop

Moonwatch at Bradley Burn Farm Shop

Wednesday 8th March 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Bradley Burn Farm Shop
Wolsingham, Bishop Auckland, DL13 3JH

Everyone is welcome to join the members of Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society for this special “Moonwatch” event at Bradley Burn.  After a short introduction you’ll be taken outside for a session observing through telescopes.  The moon looks fabulous through a telescope — you’ll be able to see craters, mountains and vast plains that were once molten lava.  The scopes will be turned towards the planets Venus and Mars and various deep sky objects including star clusters and galaxies.  If the weather spoils plans for observing various astronomical presentations will be held indoors instead. Adults £3 Children (under 16) £1 payable on the door — great value for all the family and a great opportunity to go stargazing!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 08/03/2017


Event organiser

Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society

Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

This event is pay on the door. The organisers can be contacted via the event FaceBook page, link below.

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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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