Date(s) - 03/11/2019
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us to learn all about star constellations, their origins, and the stories people tell about them in different cultures. You will also discover how to find and identify some of them yourself, and how to choose the perfect conditions for stargazing. If conditions are clear, we will explore a real-time tour of the sky, using binoculars. Find out how to identify some of the seasonal constellations, and other features of the night sky. You will learn a great deal during our time together, including how to use astronomy binoculars, how to identify the features of the night sky, and how to plan an observing session.
- Date: Sunday 3 November 2019, 5.30 to 7.30pm
- Venue: Derwent Waterside Park Visitor Centre, near Consett (DH8 9TT)
- Booking: Pre-booking essential via Bookeo: 5.30 to 7.30pm
- Cost: £15 per person
There will be fact sheets to take away, to help you make further observations on your own, or with family and friends. Children (ages five plus) are welcome, but must be accompanied by at least one (paying) adult. Once you reserve your place(s) for the event, expect an email around two days before, with meeting place and any other important details.
Please wrap up. Even on a relatively pleasant night, temperatures soon drop after the Sun has gone down, and you may be standing still outdoors for a while. You do not need to bring any observing equipment, everything will be provided.
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 23 October to 3 November 2019. #NorthPennStarFest19 #NPennDarkSkies