North Pennines Observatory
The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR
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.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 03/11/2018
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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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.
Sat 3rd Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.