North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Family Moon Trail

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Bowlees Visitor Centre
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Barnard Castle
County Durham
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North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Family Moon Trail

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Opening Times

Season (23 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30

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Wednesday, 23rd October 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

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Thursday, 24th October 2019 - Thursday, 24th October 2019

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Saturday, 26th October 2019 - Saturday, 26th October 2019

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Sunday, 27th October 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Remote AstrophotographyGary Lintern, astronomer and astrophotographer, introduces highlights of the spring sky in the Southern Hemisphere, live from the Australian Outback. Using a feed from a remote observatory, observe and photograph objects which are only visible at the other end of the Earth.
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Sunday, 27th October 2019 - Sunday, 27th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Night Photography @ The Bowes MuseumAn exciting opportunity to photograph this iconic museum, interior and exterior, on a moonless night. The workshop is led by Gary Lintern and aimed at photographers of all experience levels, including beginners. 17:30 - 20:00
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Monday, 28th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Pop-up Planetarium @HexhamFifty years ago the first people walked on the Moon. Discover the epic story behind this historic moment as we screen ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’ in our immersive planetarium dome. Shows are 30 minutes long and are suitable for ages seven plus.
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Monday, 28th October 2019 - Monday, 28th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Learn to use a TelescopeWould you like to learn how to use a telescope? Maybe you already own one, but are not getting the best from it? You do not need to own any equipment, but if you do, please bring it. Practical, small group workshop learning how to use astronomical telescopes.
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Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Pop up Planetarium @Barnard CastleFifty years ago the first people walked on the Moon. Discover the epic story behind this historic moment as we screen ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’ in our immersive planetarium dome. Shows are 30 minutes long and are suitable for ages seven plus.
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Tuesday, 29th October 2019 - Tuesday, 29th October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Family Stargazing @ Raby CastleFind out about the night sky, including the autumn constellations visible from the UK, on this family-friendly (five years plus) stargazing event. Develop your confidence to do some independent stargazing in the future. If clear, we will head outside for a tour of the night sky.
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Wednesday, 30th October 2019 - Wednesday, 30th October 2019

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Thursday, 31st October 2019 - Thursday, 31st October 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Discovering the Andromeda GalaxyThe Andromeda Galaxy is the most distant object you can see with your naked eye. Fred Stevenson, from Go Stargazing, will explore the mysteries of the distant universe and explain how galaxies were discovered. Followed by stargazing (weather permitting). 19:00 - 22:00
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Friday, 1st November 2019 - Friday, 1st November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Skywatch @ KillhopeEnjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines with experienced astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society who will show you around the night sky. Displays and activities are available in the Buddle House. All ages welcome. Refreshments available. 18:00 - 21:00
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Friday, 1st November 2019 - Friday, 1st November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Tan Hill Skywatch (Fully Booked)Fred Stevenson, from Go Stargazing, will speak about recent and ongoing space missions and their discoveries – showing a range of spectacular images sent back from probes visiting the Moon, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. Followed by stargazing (weather permitting) from Britain’s highest public house. 
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Family Stargazing @ High Force (Fully Booked)Find out about the night sky, including the autumn constellations visible from the UK, on this family-friendly (eight years plus) stargazing event. Develop your confidence to do some independent stargazing in the future. If conditions are clear, we will head outside for a tour of the night sky,…
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Chasing the Northern Lights (Fully Booked)The evening will start with a talk from Laura Preston, from the North Pennines Astronomy Society and AstroVentures, about the celestial Northern Lights – what they are and how to see them. Followed by live stargazing (weather permitting).
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Saturday, 2nd November 2019 - Saturday, 2nd November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Astrophotography @ High ForceJoin Gary Lintern to learn the basics of astrophotography and night time landscape photography – using the Milky Way and High Force as a dramatic backdrop. Bring your own camera equipment. 20:30 - 22:00
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Sunday, 3rd November 2019 - Sunday, 3rd November 2019

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Myths & Legends of the Night SkyJoin us to learn all about star constellations, their origins, and the stories tell about them in different cultures. Discover how to find and identify them yourself, and how to choose the perfect conditions for stargazing. If conditions are clear we will tour the sky using binoculars.
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