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24 October 2019

Including a talk from Richard Darn on the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon and the Apollo 11 mission. He will be answering the question – what is the similarity between a modern toaster and the Apollo moon lander? These and scores more fascinating facts will be revealed as we backtrack and review the greatest of all human space achievements: the first manned missions to the Moon’s surface. We will also discover if we are about to catch up for lost time. When will humans return to our nearest neighbour? How will they do it and why are we going there again in any case?

Astronomers from Bishop Auckland Astronomical Society will be on hand with their telescopes to do some live stargazing (weather permitting).

  • Date: Thursday 24 October 2019, 7 to 10pm
  • VenueNenthead Mines, Alston Moor (CA9 2SF)
  • Booking: Pre-booking essential via Ticketsource
  • Cost: Adults – £10; Concessions – £7; Families – £25
  • For ticket prices ‘children’ are defined as under 18s
  • Note that tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Do not buy or sell tickets for this event from third parties. Please contact us (info@northpenninesaonb.org.uk) if you would like to discuss your booking, quoting your Ticketsource booking reference.

Wrap up and bring 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.


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