Skywatch at Nenthead Mines

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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/10/2019


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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