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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


This event is being organised by Durham Astronomical Society 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!


No booking required simply turn up on the evening!

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Location light pollution

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

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