See Tim Peake's Spacecraft and Stargaze at Shildon

See Tim Peake's Spacecraft and Stargaze at Shildon

Saturday 6th January 2018 from 17:00pm to 21:00pm

Shildon National Railway Museum
Dale Road Industrial Estate, Shildon, DL4 2RE, North East

The National Railway Museum in Shildon hosts an exhibition from 22nd November 2017 to 15th January 2018 featuring the actual Soyuz spacecraft that returned British Astronaut Tim Peake to Earth! You can even experience this 400km journey yourself in Virtual Reality!

The event this evening also features stargazing and observing through telescopes in collaboration with Durham Astronomical Society — weather permitting of course!

And it’s free of charge! (small additional cost for VR experience)

Please note that this event has already taken place on 06/01/2018

Event booking

Admission by pre-booked ticket only. Please call 01904 685780 for more details.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



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