Date(s) - 25/10/2019 - 27/10/2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 am
Doe Park Caravan Site
Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for a spectacular two-night star camp under the North Pennines sky.
The camp is perfect for novices and is suitable for people aged six and over. Telescopes will be provided, along with expert guidance and you are welcome to bring your own equipment too, including cameras (with tripods) and binoculars. There will also be astronomy themed talks, solar observing and bottle rocket launching.
During the weekend the Moon will be in a partial phase revealing its deep craters and high mountains (we will help you take a picture with your mobile phone!) It sets in the wee small hours revealing the full majesty of a night sky graced by the Milky Way and the wonderful autumn constellations.
- Date: Friday 25 October to Sunday 27 October 2019
- Venue: Doe Park Caravan Site, Teesdale (DL12 9UQ)
- Booking: Pre-booking essential via Doe Park Caravan Site / 01833 650302
- Cost: Pitch fees (electric £17 per night; non-electric £14 per night – caravans, camper vans, tents) plus £8.50 per person per night ‘astronomy charge’ (£7 for under 16s).
You will arrive on the Friday night with a mulled wine reception at 7pm – stargazing will be available (weather permitting) on the Friday and Saturday night with departure on Sunday. Bring warm clothing and a red light torch (if you have one).
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 23 October to 3 November 2019. #NorthPennStarFest19 #NPennDarkSkies
(c) Richard Darn