Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East
Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for a spectacular two-night star camp under the North Pennines sky.
The camp is perfect for novices and is suitable for people aged six and over. Telescopes will be provided, along with expert guidance and you are welcome to bring your own equipment too, including cameras (with tripods) and binoculars. There will also be astronomy themed talks, solar observing and bottle rocket launching.
During the weekend the Moon will be in a partial phase revealing its deep craters and high mountains (we will help you take a picture with your mobile phone!) It sets in the wee small hours revealing the full majesty of a night sky graced by the Milky Way and the wonderful autumn constellations.
You will arrive on the Friday night with a mulled wine reception at 7pm – stargazing will be available (weather permitting) on the Friday and Saturday night with departure on Sunday. Bring warm clothing and a red light torch (if you have one).
This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2019 running from 23rd October to 3rd November 2019.
- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.
Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!
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!
Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Friday 25th October 2019
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Doe Park Caravan Site 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.