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Stargazing at Raby Castle

Stargazing at Raby Castle

Friday 23rd October 2020 from 19:00pm to 20:30pm

Raby Castle
Staindrop, Barnard Castle, County Durham, 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.

This event is featured on Virgin Experience Days. If you know someone who would enjoy such an experience why not give them the gift of a stargazing experience voucher!?

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/10/2020

Event organiser

Stargazing Nights

Stargazing Nights is organising this event

Please contact Stargazing Nights 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.

Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Raby Castle. View these events on a calendar.

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