Hamsterley Forest Visitor Centre
Hamsterley Forest, Bedburn, County Durham, DL13 3NL
Discover the magic of the night skies with a stargazing experience in Hamsterley Forest, a beautiful dark sky site, where you’ll learn all about the stars.
Update 27/01/20 09:00 unfortunately we have been informed this event has had to be cancelled, sorry folks!
If conditions are clear, we’ll spend most of the time outdoors, where you’ll be provided with a pair of astronomy binoculars, allowing you to really appreciate the awe-inspiring web of constellations above. With our help, you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the night sky, including how to find key objects on your own.
You’ll be given an information sheet and a sky map to take home, showing you details of what’s visible in the night sky. This event is perfect for anyone with a passion for the stargazing, or simply those who enjoy beautiful views in unique surroundings.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 28/01/2020
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Tue 28th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.