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.
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 19/01/2020
Sun 19th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.