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Stargazing for Beginners at the Sill

Stargazing for Beginners at the Sill

Friday 10th February 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre
Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East

Discover how to navigate the constellations at this public stargazing event at the fabulous location of The Sill. Learn to use large aperture telescopes and binoculars to observe distant galaxies and star clusters in an event suitable for everyone of all ages and abilities. Arrive early for a special pre-event dinner in the visitor centre cafe costing just £15 for two courses. A great night out for all of the family!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 10/02/2017


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

Tickets for this event are available via the Eventbrite 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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