Stonehaugh Astronomy – The Moon – Cancelled in response to the Covid19 situation

Tuesday 26th May 2020 from 20:45pm to 22:45pm

Stonehaugh Community Hall

Stonehaugh, Hexham, NE48 3DZ, North East


Description

A familiar object in the night sky, the moon has been with us from the birth of our  plant.
How did it come to be our partner in space?
How has it affected life on our planet?
What role will it play in our future?

Join us as we discuss this fascinating topic and if the weather permits, maybe get a close look at our moon through a large telescope.

Presentation and stargazing under the dark skies of Stonehaugh if weather permits.
Please be aware, when observing is possible, temperatures can be severe and the ground underfoot can be soft and wet, to ensure your own comfort, please wear suitable attire.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


Organiser

This event is being organised by Stonehaugh Astronomy who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Event booking

This event is fully booked.


Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Urban
Suburban
Semi-rural
Rural
Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Tuesday 26th May 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Stonehaugh Community Hall on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.


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