Coswhill, Bishop Auckland, DL13 1AR, North East
Enjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines at Killhope Lead Mining Museum. Experienced astronomers (from the North Pennines Astronomy Society and Sunderland Astronomical Society) will be on hand to show you around the night sky using a range of powerful telescopes and other astronomy equipment.
All ages are welcome and admission is free. Food and drink will be available from the museum cafe, throughout the event. Wrap up warm and bring a red-light torch (if you have one).
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2017, organised by the AONB Partnership and supported by Visit County Durham and the Science & Technology Facilities Council.
- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
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!
This event is free of charge and no booking required -- just turn up!
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Thursday 26th October 2017
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.