Nenthead, Alston, CA9 3NR
We will start with a talk from Andy Gray on ‘Why Space Travel is Hard’ The talk will explore the science of travel, time and space and will consider why humans need to travel into space.
We will look at the science of what is involved to get us into space (relatively easy), onto the moon (a bit trickier but we have already been) and other planets in the solar system (much more awkward). Finally we will consider how likely it will be for humans to ever travel to other stars or galaxies.
After Andy’s talk astronomers from Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society will be on hand with their telescopes to do some live stargazing (weather permitting) with us.
This event is taking place as part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 02/11/2018
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.
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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.
Fri 2nd Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.