North Pennines Star Camp – Autumn 2018

Friday 19th October 2018 from 19:00pm to Sunday 21st October 2018 12:00pm

Doe Park Caravan Site

Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East


Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for this inaugural star camp in the North Pennines. This event is ideal for families and novices who are welcome to bring along their own equipment (telescopes, cameras, binoculars) and receive expert tuition.

See the crescent moon through a telescope before it sets to reveal wonderful star-filled dark skies. Explore deep sky objects through large aperture instruments as well as a tour of the constellations, astronomical themed talks and daytime solar observing.

Booking is essential for what will be an awesome weekend of astronomy!

This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018.

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


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!


Booking for this event is essential -- please contact the event location.

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Location light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Friday 19th October 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Doe Park Caravan Site 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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