Night Photography at The Bowes Museum

Night Photography at The Bowes Museum

Sunday 27th October 2019 from 17:30pm to 20:00pm

The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle, Darlington, DL12 8NP

This workshop, led by local photographer Gary Lintern, is aimed at photographers of all experience levels, including absolute beginners. You will have private access to the Bowes Museum and its grounds.

It is scheduled for a moonless night, during astronomical darkness. The building’s floodlights will be turned off, so (weather permitting) you will be able to get shots of the night sky, including stars and the Milky Way, over the roof of the museum.

Access will also be available to key parts of the interior, including the foyer, the staircase, and the top floor (paintings, sculpture and silverwork on display, including the iconic swan). We will work in two smaller groups, taking turns to have an hour outside and an hour inside.

Bring a tripod and a red light torch. Light painting is allowed, as long as no direct torch light is pointed at the paintings. Numbers are strictly limited to 28.

You will receive an email two days before the workshop – providing advice on equipment, meeting locations etc.

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 27/10/2019


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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