Stargazing for beginners at Heighley Gate

Stargazing for beginners at Heighley Gate

Saturday 25th February 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Heighley Gate Garden Centre
Heighley Gate, Morpeth, NE61 3DA

Meet our astronomer and find out about the distant wonders of our galaxy and beyond!
Learn how to plot your way around the night sky, using some of the most visible constellations.

Discover more about the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park on your doorstep and the exciting new Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre opening in June 2017 on Hadrian’s Wall.

The event is aimed at beginners 11 yrs and older. Weather permitting, telescopes and binoculars will be available for you to use. Tea and Coffee will also be available. Please wear warm clothes and footwear. Places for this talk should be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 25/02/2017

Event organiser

Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is organising this event

Please contact Northumberland National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

This event is being organised by Cotswold Outdoors and Northumberland National Park.

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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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