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
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.
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For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Sun 3rd Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.