North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

Tuesday 30th October 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

North Pennines Observatory
The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR

Do you have a telescope that you do not really know how to use? Or would you simply like to get more out of the equipment you have? Join us to ‘tame your telescope’. Numbers are restricted to 10 people (everyone present must have a ticket).

There will be two trainers: Gary Lintern (experienced astrophotographer and the Chair of the North Pennines Astronomy Society) and Andy Gray (science education consultant, experienced astronomer and deep sky astrophotographer).

Now is the time to finally learn what that equipment you have can do, and to enjoy the rewarding hobby of astronomy. 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 30/10/2018


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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