Skywatch at the Durham Dales Centre

Skywatch at the Durham Dales Centre

Thursday 30th November 2017 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Durham Dales Centre
Castle Gardens, Stanhope, DL13 2FJ

Enjoy the dark skies of the North Pennines at the Durham Dales Centre for this special stargazing event. Experienced astronomers from three different local societies will be on hand with their telescopes, expertise and enthusiasm to guide you around the starry skies above. All ages are welcome however remember to dress up warm… Admission is free — no booking required just turn up!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 30/11/2017


Event organiser

North Pennines Observatory

North Pennines Observatory is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

No booking required! Just turn up!

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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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