Staindrop, Barnard Castle, DL2 3AH
Discover the magic of the night skies with a stargazing experience for two at Raby Castle. Enjoy a walk through the gardens learning about the unique building and what makes it so special as you go. You’ll have the chance to light up the Castle and take photographs on your phone with the ponds reflecting the light of stars in the water.
If the sky is clear, we’ll look at and discuss what can be seen in the night sky. You’ll be provided with astronomy binoculars, so you can really appreciate the awe-inspiring web of constellations above. You’ll leave the event with a greater knowledge of the dark sky, including how to find key objects on your own. Perfect for anyone with a passion for stargazing or simply those who enjoy unforgettable views in unique surroundings.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/10/2020
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.
Fri 23rd Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.