South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival Stargazing

South Pennines Walk and Ride Festival Stargazing

Monday 9th September 2019 from 20:15pm to 22:00pm

Badger Lane
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


Event organiser

Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is organising this event

Please contact Go Stargazing directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

To book call or text Richard Darn on 0775 367 0038, or email [email protected]

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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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