Storytelling and family stargazing at Hannah's Meadow

Storytelling and family stargazing at Hannah's Meadow

Monday 30th October 2023 from 18:30pm to 20:30pm

Low Birk Hatt Farm
Baldersdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UX

Join local astronomer Neill Sanders from Go Stargazing on 30 October 6:30pm to 8:30pm for a laser-guided tour of the night skies above the North Pennines at the wonderful location of Birk Hatt Farm in Baldersdale.

Learn your way around the constellations and enjoy incredible views of the Moon, Jupiter and Saturn through a large telescope (weather permitting).

Following the stargazing session and a break for hot chocolate, we will be joined by Malcolm Green a local storyteller.

This event is aimed at children aged seven and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs please. Wrap up warm. Unfortunately this event is not wheelchair accessible.

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2023, running from the 20th of October to the 5th of November, 2023. #NorthPennStarFest23 #NPennDarkSkies

Please note that this has already taken place on 30/10/2023


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For more details including how to book, please see the North Pennines AONB 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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Doe Park Caravan Site

    Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9UQ, North East (4.5 miles away)

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 0RN (4.8 miles away)

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  • The Byre at Woodside Farm

    Folly Top, Eggleston, County Durham, DL12 0DW (5.6 miles away)

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  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0XH (7.1 miles away)

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  • Tan Hill Inn

    Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6ED (7.7 miles away)

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  • Sayer Hill Farm – Pennine Way

    Sayer Hill Farm, Forest In Teesdale, County Durham, DL12 0HH (9.0 miles away)

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