Date(s) - 31/10/2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
High Forest Community Centre
***Sorry this event has been cancelled (as of 11/10/2018)***
Join Joe Gordon, local astronomer, for an evening looking at spooky space!
First fright – we will be wondering about the ancient sacred festivals of Halloween and the origins of spirits and fairies.
Second scare – we will look at where the Earth is in its orbit around the sun today and why that is important. Joe will need some volunteers to help out especially if they happen to be wearing a spooky outfit.
Third terror – see what we can identify in the night sky tonight. Are the lights in the sky spirits and fairies or are they planets, remnants of exploded stars or galaxies millions of light years away.
Weather permitting we will do some stargazing as part of the evening. Feel free to bring your camera and tripod to capture some beautiful views of the Milky Way will be overhead in the night sky. Wrap up warm and bring a red light torch (if you have one).
The event is at the High Forest Community Centre in the East Allen Valley (NE47 9SB).
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 20 October to 4 November 2018 – www.NorthPenninesStarFest.org.uk