Myths and Legends of the Night Sky

Sunday 3rd November 2019 from 17:30pm to 21:00pm

Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre

Endmundbuyers, Consett, DH8 9TT


Visit the Derwent Waterside Park and learn all about star constellations, their origins, and the stories people tell about them in different cultures. You will also discover how to find and identify some of them yourself, and how to choose the perfect conditions for stargazing. If conditions are clear, we will explore a real-time tour of the sky, using binoculars.

Find out how to identify some of the seasonal constellations, and other features of the night sky. You will learn a great deal during our time together, including how to use astronomy binoculars, how to identify the features of the night sky, and how to plan an observing session.

This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019 running from 23rd October to 3rd November 2019.

- 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 North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty 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!


Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 3rd November 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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