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Outdoor Event, Sun 23 Feb 2020, £9




Stargazing at Alston Moor Golf Club which is situated within the North Pennines AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark – the darkest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

This site has already been identified as having sky darkness good enough to view the Milky Way, and is therefore one of the best local venues to view the heavens.
The event will be run by a well-respected astronomer, Gary Lintern, FRAS, who has a further background in astrophotography.
As with all such events there is a chance of cloud and/or rain but both outdoor and indoor activities will be possible as the Clubhouse conference room will be set up for indoor information as well as 40 sets of quality binoculars will be available to see the heavens from outside (so no need to bring any of your own). Booking will be on a first come basis.
Drinks & refreshments will be available from the bar, also available is tea or coffee, and biscuits. All at a reasonable charge.
This will be a packed 2 hours suitable for beginners to amateur stargazers, and it is a program that is well tested and enjoyed by other audiences.
At the event the plans for a new observatory at the golf club will be available for view and discussion.

From Alston town centre, travel up the main street which is the A689 and at the “Y” junction at the top of the town, follow the right fork which is the B6277 out of town signposted towards Middleton in Teesdale and the Golf course in approx. 2 miles out of town on the RHS. There is a map accessible on the golf course web site on the web address provided in these details.
Meet on the main carpark just past the club house and full parking details will be given on application for tickets.

For more information and to book, please contact David Hymers on 07483 327 560 or alternatively call 01434 381250.

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Dates Times
Sun 23 Feb 2020 18:30 to 21:00
Earliest is 18.30 arrival, event is 19.00 to 21.00


£9.00 per person pre booked and paid into Alston Moor Golf Club account and bank details will be provided on contacting below. The event has a max of 40 people and any children must be over 11 and accompanied by their parent or guardian,

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Sun 23 Feb Stargazing


Alston Moor Golf Club,
“The Hermitage”, Middleton Road,


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Map reference: NY 729441  Lat: 54.79127 Long: -2.42142

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