Walltown Country Park
Walltown Quarry, Greenhead, CA8 7HF
Visit the newly refurbished Walltown Dark Sky Discovery Site and discover the magic of the Orionids Meteor Shower, which takes place later tonight (weather permitting) and find out where comets come from. If clouds prevent us from viewing the starlit sky, we will use the radio-telescope instead to detect meteors whizzing through the ionosphere at thousands of miles per hour!
This event is aimed at beginners 11 years and older. Weather permitting, telescopes and binoculars will be available for you to use. Refreshments will also be available. Please bring warm clothes and footwear and a torch.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/10/2019
Northumberland National Park is organising this event
Please contact Northumberland National Park 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.
Mon 21st Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.