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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.


East Veil Nebula

Featured Event

Deep Sky AstroPhotography

Sunday 7th November, 2021

Learn to photograph distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters, with our professional dark sky astrophotographer.  (Available as a 2 day residential or si...

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

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