Moonwatch With Durham Astro

Moonwatch With Durham Astro

Saturday 15th December 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Rainton Meadows Visitor Centre
Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU

15/12/18 14:00 this event has been cancelled due to adverse weather

Join members of Durham Astronomical Society for this public stargazing event. See the moon in stunning detail through telescopes and enjoy a tour of the night skies from this welcoming and friendly group of amateur astronomers. Ideal for children who will wow in amazement at the sights through the telescopes! This event often includes a presentation if weather is cloudy and refreshments available from the visitor centre.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/12/2018


Event organiser

Durham Astronomical Society

Durham Astronomical Society is organising this event

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


Event booking

No booking required simply turn up on the evening!

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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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