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Skywatch at Killhope Museum

Skywatch at Killhope Museum

Thursday 26th October 2017 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Killhope Lead Mining Museum
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.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/10/2017


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

This event is free of charge and 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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