Doe Park Caravan Site
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.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/10/2019
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.
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Fri 25th Oct
Sat 26th Oct
Sun 27th Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.