South Tynedale Railway Station
Station Road, Alston, CA9 3JB, North West
Enjoy a day’s worth of activities with local astronomer Astro Joe! Discover the planets on a gentle guided walk (2km round trip) along the South Tyne Trail with Astro Joe (bring wellies/boots and warm/waterproof clothing). Are they close together or far apart? How big are they, compared to each other?
After a short break we will reconvene in the Discovery Centre for a second activity. The second activity will be different depending on which of the three events you book on:
design, build and launch an air-powered paper rocket – using a straw launcher and a stomp rocket launcher (10am to 12noon);
or enjoy a Moon-themed art activity (1 to 3pm);
or talk about your favourite planets and other exciting things in our universe, alongside looking at some projections and images (4 to 6pm).
On all events children will be able to see and hold some real meteorites, including pieces from the Moon and Mars. All three events are suitable for children aged four to 11 years. All children must be accompanied.
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
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.
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For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Thu 24th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.