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Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory

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

Located at a Dark Sky Discovery Site in Wark and under very dark skies, 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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Telescope in front of Dark Sky

Featured Event

Get to Know Your Telescope

Monday 2nd October, 2017

Bring your own telescope or use ours & see how they work, how much they cost & get advice on what would be best for you & your budget.

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



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