Perseids Meteor Shower 2018 at Killhope

Sunday 12th August 2018 from 18:00pm to Monday 13th August 2018 01:00am

Killhope Lead Mining Museum

Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR, North East


Description

See the Perseids meteor shower and experience the fantastic dark skies above Killhope at this special event acting as a launch pad event for the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018. Suitable for all of the family there will be live folk music, rocket launching and other space-themed activities. Food and drink will be available so take a chair, sit back and relax under the shooting stars! Pre booking required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


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 dark site 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 Sunday 12th August 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Killhope Lead Mining Museum 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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