Dark Skies Star Gazing
Northumberland International Dark Sky
tracts of Northumberland are now designated as
important dark skies - absolutely perfect for viewing crystal
clear night skies full of stars. In addition large areas of
the North Pennines have also been recognised as excellent for star
gazing. Explore the wonders of the
night sky first with the naked eye, then with binoculars and finally
with the power of our reflecting telescope.
There are locations around the AONB and National
Park that are designated for star gazing. If
you have an indoor space with electricity there is also 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 be
a cloudy night.
A further option is to meet at Harehope Quarry, Frosterley in Weardale, Co. Durham (subject to
availability) where there are facilities for the indoor presentation as well as
toilets and a good outdoor space for star gazing and using the telescope. There
is an additional charge for use of these facilities of £2.50 per person.
Minimum charge £30 - £10 per 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 make your payment by cheque or click on
below to pay online. Download booking form
information: Minimum group size two; maximum 10.
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.