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Go Stargazing night

Wednesday 6 October at 6:30 PM

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Learn all about the moon with local astronomers from Go Stargazing under the Museum of the Moon, climb the cathedral's tower to enjoy a tour of the night sky, and try your hand at stargazing.

Join local astronomers Neill Sanders and Dr Fred from Go Stargazing and witness the incredible spectacle that is Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon in the stunning location of Durham Cathedral. Enjoy a presentation about the Moon, the brightest object in the night sky, so bright that astronomers even consider it as a source of natural light pollution! Dr Fred will redress the balance and will hope to show what an extraordinary world we have 'on the doorstep' (astronomically speaking).

Questions such as: 'Why do we always see the same side of the Moon' and 'Why does the Moon appear very large as it rises or sets', will be addressed, as well as some of the Moon's still unsolved mysteries. We will also discuss exploration of the moon - by robots and humans and look at the exciting plans for the near future. Then (weather permitting) for those who wish to scale the 325 steps, enjoy a laser guided tour of the night sky from atop the cathedral tower. It may be possible to observe the planets Jupiter and Saturn through a telescope too. Whatever the weather, stunning night-time views across Durham are guaranteed!

This autumn, see Durham Cathedral in a whole new light as Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon illuminates the nave. The seven-metre diameter moon installation will give the high vaulted ceiling and colossal carved columns a glow up like you've never seen before.

  • This experience is not available to children under 8.
  • The event lasts approximately 2 hours.


  • £15 adults
  • £7.50 for children aged 8-16.

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