North Pennines Observatory
The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR
In this talk local astronomer and science educator Andy Gray will explore how physics and chemistry created biology.
The atoms that make up the human body are traceable back to the stars. Andy will start with the big bang and will look to see how the atoms in us are made in the universe. You will gain an understanding of what we mean by life and then through looking at how given the conditions on Earth, the diversity of life formed here, what are the possibility for other sorts of life is likely elsewhere in the universe and will we ever hear from them.
After Andy’s talk we will do some stargazing (weather permitting). Wrap up warm and bring a red light torch (if you have one).
This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 27/10/2018
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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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.
Sat 27th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.