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


Description

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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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


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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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 1st November 2019

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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