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.
Rare Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
Monday 21st December, 2020
A Rare Great Conjunction is when the planets Jupiter and Saturn line up, and it happens roughly once every twenty years.
Battlesteads Observatory events are open to everyone...
Hotel Guests & Visitors alike!
Our observatory houses four telescopes and offers a wide range stargazing activities
Experienced astronomers are here to show you the universe under our dark skies
Book ahead for a wide choice of events and activities designed for all ages & experience