19 October 2018 - 21 October 2018
Cost: Pitch fees (electric £16 per night; non-electric £13 per night – caravans, camper vans, tents) plus £8.50 per person per night ‘astronomy charge’ (£6 for under 16s).
Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for a spectacular two-night star camp (at Doe Park Caravan Site in Teesdale, DL12 9UQ) under the North Pennines sky. This first ever event of its kind is perfect for novices and is suitable for people aged 6 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. Plus there will be astronomically themed talks and solar observing.
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.
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 20 October to 4 November 2018 – www.NorthPenninesStarFest.org.uk