North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

Saturday 3rd November 2018 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

North Pennines Observatory

The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR


Description

Most of our universe is missing! When we look into the night sky we realise there is much more out there than meets the eye.

Our universe is filled with mysterious dark matter, whose gravity provides the cosmic glue that holds it all together, and dark energy, which is slowly tearing the universe apart. It seems that darkness rules. But what is this dark stuff? How do we know it is there? What does it do?

Durham University lecturer Dr Peter Edwards will provide some answers.

After the 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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Organiser

This event is being organised by North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Bookings

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

Go to the organiser's web page for this event


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 3rd November 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at North Pennines Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.


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