Stargazing at Harehope Quarry Project

Stargazing at Harehope Quarry Project

Tuesday 27th October 2020 from 18:00pm to 19:30pm

Harehope Quarry Project
Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG

Join local astronomer Bruce Ferguson at this public dark skies star gazing event at Harehope Quarry. Discover the beauty of the dark skies of the North Pennines AONB with an introductory indoor session then, weather permitting, go out and do some star gazing using the naked eye, binoculars and finally a telescope to view some of the wonders of the universe.

Even if the sky isn’t clear we’ll set you up with all the knowledge you need to make sense of the night sky and find your way around the next time you are out and it is clear.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 27/10/2020


Event organiser

Wild North Discovery is organising this event

Please contact Wild North Discovery directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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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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