Dark Skies Star Gazing in
Northumberland and Durham
your own private dark skies star gazing
the beauty of the dark
skies of the North
Pennines and Northumberland.
with an introductory indoor session using an amazing software programme
allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in real time.
permitting, we’ll go out and do some star gazing using
the naked eye, binoculars and finally a
to view some of the wonders of the universe.
if the sky isn't clear we'll set you up with all the knowledge you need
to make sense of the night sky and find your way around the next time
you are out and it is clear.
Meet at Harehope Quarry, Frosterley in Weardale, Co. Durham
availability) where there are facilities for the indoor presentation as
toilets and a good outdoor space for star gazing and
Meet at a designated dark sky location. Huge
tracts of Northumberland are internationally
important for dark skies
star gazing - absolutely perfect for crystal
clear star gazing
with skies full of stars. In addition large areas of
the North Pennines have also been recognised as excellent for star
gazing. There are
locations around the AONB, Kielder and Northumberland
Park that are designated for star
gazing; these have no indoor facilities. (If
you have an indoor space in a dark
sky area, with electricity there is the option for
a presentation in real time of what is currently in the night sky prior
to the outdoor activity; this is particularly useful if it happens to
a cloudy night.)
Minimum charge £40 (for two people) £12.50 per additional person
Ring or email to book
day and time that suits you; tel. 01388 529154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
then fill in and return the booking form (by
email or post) and pay online on
to bank charges please add £1.50 to the fee if paying by cheque.
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information: Minimum group size two; maximum 20.
Participants should be 8 or over.
Various locations are available in the North Pennines and Kielder
ideal present; buy a half or full day activity gift voucher
for use on any of our activities emailed direct to you.