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Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory

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The Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory, is an accessible, public astronomical observatory offering talks, activities, stargazing and Astro courses to suit anyone from the absolute beginner to the professional.

Located in Wark, on the edge of the Kielder Water & Forest Park, under the very dark skies of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. The observatory offers the perfect compromise between the beautiful majesty of dark skies and the facilities offered by a 21st Century Countryside Village location.

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Cocoon Nebula

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Dark Sky Discovery

Saturday 14th November, 2020

Stargazing under truly dark skies, gaze in wonder at the Milky Way & the universe beyond, see nebulae, star clusters and much more.

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Battlesteads Observatory events are open to everyone...
Hotel Guests & Visitors alike!



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