dark skies star gazing

Dark Skies Star Gazing in the North Pennines AONB and Northumberland International Dark Skies Park

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Join one of our public dark skies star gazing events at Harehope Quarry

Discover the beauty of the dark skies of the North Pennines AONB with a star gazing session at Harehope Quarry. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session using an wonderful software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in real time. Afterwards, weather permitting, we’ll go out and do some star gazing using the naked eye, binoculars and finally a telescope to view some of the wonders of the universe.

Even 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.

Star Gazing

Sunday 26th January 2020 20.00 to 21.30

Saturday 14th March 2020 19.30 to 21.00

Sunday 27th October 2020 18.00 to 19.30

Saturday 5th December 2020 19.30 to 21.00

Cost: 5 per person

Booking: Ring or email to check place availability: tel. 01388 529154 or email enquiries@natureholiday.co.uk then fill in and return the booking form (by email or post) and pay online on the button below. Due to bank charges please add 1.50 to the fee if paying by cheque.

Also available for private booking - more information here

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Further information: Not suitable for young children.

The activity leader has over thirty years experience in leading wildwatching activities and is DBS checked. He has been a keen star gazer since the early 1970s when his interest in the night sky was inspired by the gift from his dad of his first telescope, a 3-inch refractor.

Location: Harehope Quarry, Frosterley, Weardale

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