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Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory

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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Aurora Borealis

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Aurora Hunting

Friday 26th July, 2019

Explore the the ethereal Northern Lights, discover how to predict them and where to go to see them.

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



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