Sunderland Astronomical Society Starbeque

Sunderland Astronomical Society Starbeque

Saturday 11th September 2021 from 19:00pm to 23:00pm

Millshield car park and picnic area
Blanchland , Consett, County Durham, DH8 9PT

The annual Sunderland Astronomical Society Starbeque is a traditional celebration of the return of darker nights after Summer.

This event is normally accessible to the public; however, due to Covid restrictions, this year, it may only be attended by Society Members and their guests.

If you are not already a Member, this event would be a great incentive to join. The Society’s annual membership costs less than a single ticket to some nearby observatories and grants access to a wealth of further benefits. Find out how to join Sunderland Astronomical Society.

Please bring disposable barbeques and your own food, or prepared meals, snacks, etc. Note that there is a car parking charge of £1.50.

There is usually lots of telescopes of all shapes and sizes. If you have your own telescope, take it along for some expert advice.

Please note that this has already taken place on 11/09/2021

Event organiser

Sunderland Astronomical Society

Sunderland Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Sunderland Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Due to Covid, the event is only open to members of Sunderland Astronomical Society. Annual membership fees are very reasonable!

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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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