Blackshaw Head, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7JP
Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn from Go Stargazing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing as part of the South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival. We’ll take a short stroll along the Pennine Bridleway (easy going) and stop off en-route to use powerful telescopes to spy our nearest neighbour and more distant wonders, including Saturn and its famous rings. The event is free but places are limited.
Rendezvous point: junction of Marsh Lane (signed Pennine Bridleway) and Badger Lane, Blackshaw Head, near Heptonstall, West Yorkshire. .
Bring a torch and wrap up warm. Stout boots advised.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 09/09/2019
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.
Mon 9th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.