High Yarridge, Hexham, NE46 2JP, North East
Join astronomers from Go Stargazing for an evening spotting shooting stars from the fabulous location of Hexham Racecourse. This event takes place at the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower and, with the help of amazing dark skies, between 60 and 100 shooting stars may be seen per hour!
Come along with your family and friends for an evening out under the stars… Bring a picnic, chairs, blankets, thermos and red torches if you have them (these don’t affect your night vision). There’ll be a couple of large telescopes too for viewing the planets Jupiter, Saturn and Mars!
No prior booking or ticket purchase required simply turn up and pay on the door (£2 adults, £1 children) to help cover the cost of opening the venue.
Note that this event is very much dependent on the weather… We will update the event details on our website on the morning of the event so do check back, if it’s looking likely the skies will be clear come along! The event will go on into the night if weather permits as the best time to see meteors is in the early hours…
Please note that this event has already taken place on 12/08/2018
Sun 12th Aug
Mon 13th Aug
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.