Tour of the Constellations - their myths and legends

Tour of the Constellations - their myths and legends

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Harehope Quarry Project
Frosterley, Bishop Auckland, DL13 2SG

Discover the beauty of the Dark Skies of the North Pennines with experienced local astronomer Bruce Ferguson. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session. Afterwards, weather permitting, we’ll go out and using the naked eye, binoculars and a telescope, view some of the wonders of the universe.  Booking required.

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2017, organised by the AONB Partnership and supported by Visit County Durham and the Science & Technology Facilities Council.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/10/2017


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 full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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