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Myths and Legends of the Night Sky

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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/11/2019


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

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


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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