A Beginners Guide to Astronomy

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory

Low Hauxley, Newcastle, NE65 0JR


Join the Astronomers of Northumberland Astronomical Society for this stargazing event ideal for beginners.  There will be 3 scheduled presentations throughout the evening focussing on the Northumberland night skies and then opportunity to observe through the observatory's research-grade telescope.  Ideal for anyone new to Astronomy or perhaps needing a hand with their telescope.  Free to all however prior booking is required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Northumberland Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


The event organiser is taking bookings for this event via the Northumberland Wildlife Trust website with reservations required for the scheduled presentations.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Sunday 22nd October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Hauxley Nature Reserve and Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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