Skywatch at Killhope with Sunderland Astronomical Society

Skywatch at Killhope with Sunderland Astronomical Society

Friday 1st November 2019 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Killhope Lead Mining Museum
Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR, North East

Enjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines at Killhope Museum. Experienced astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society will be on hand to show you around the night sky, using a range of powerful telescopes and other specialist equipment. Displays and activities will be available in the Buddle House. All ages are welcome. Food and drinks will be available from the cafe.

This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019 running from 23rd October to 3rd November 2019.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 01/11/2019


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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