Andromeda is the nearest galaxy to the Milky Way. It was first noticed in ancient times as a faint smudge in the sky and that’s how it looks when you see it from the dark skies of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and UNESCO Global Geopark. In this talk, science educator and astronomer, Andy Gray will be explaining how you can see and photograph the Andromeda Galaxy and how it compares to our home galaxy. He’ll also wonder about the chances of alien life watching us from there.
This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Week 2020, a celebration of the dark skies in the darkest mainland AONB.