Skywatch at Nenthead Mines

Thursday 24th October 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Nenthead Mines

Nenthead, Alston, CA9 3NR


Including a talk from Richard Darn on the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon and the Apollo 11 mission. He will be answering the question – what is the similarity between a modern toaster and the Apollo moon lander? These and scores more fascinating facts will be revealed as we backtrack and review the greatest of all human space achievements: the first manned missions to the Moon’s surface. We will also discover if we are about to catch up for lost time. When will humans return to our nearest neighbour? How will they do it and why are we going there again in any case?

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

Corona virus

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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!


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

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Location darkness on Thursday 24th October 2019

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