Stargazing at Alston Moor

Stargazing at Alston Moor

Sunday 23rd February 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:00pm

Alston Moor Golf Club
Alston, Penrith, CA9 3DB

The Alston Moor Golf Club has been identified as having sky darkness good enough to view the Milky Way, and is therefore one of the best local venues to view the heavens. This event will be run by a well-respected astronomer, Gary Lintern, FRAS, who has a further background in astrophotography. This will be a packed 2 hours suitable for beginners to amateur stargazers, and it is a program that is well tested and enjoyed by other audiences. At the event the plans for a new observatory at the golf club will be available for view and discussion. Booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/02/2020

Event booking

Please contact the venue for all bookings.

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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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