Stories of the Stars
Have you ever wondered about the stories of the gods, goddesses and heroes immortalised in the night sky or wondered how the constellations got their names?
8 to any age
All equipment is provided, but if you have a pair of binoculars, its worth bringing them along.
|A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.|
You will enjoy an introduction to stargazing under the twinkling stars of Northumberland on the edge of the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.
Stories of the Stars is specifically aimed at helping newcomers to astronomy navigate their way around the cosmos but from a storytelling angle. Our expert team will explain how to prepare for a night of astronomy, covering things like clothing, equipment & technology. At the conclusion of the evening, you will be able to guide yourself around some of the more easily recognisable features of the night sky; constellations, features of the moon, how to spot the planets, and other things such as aurorae, star clusters and the Andromeda Galaxy - easily seen from the Battlesteads Observatory with the naked eye.
During the winter months the observatory warm room is kept cosy and with free hot drinks available; this simply is the best and most comfortable way to be introduced to the dark starry skies of Northumberland.
As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so observing the skies can only go ahead if it's clear but you'll be pleased to know that all events go ahead in any weather conditions.
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The basics for a night's stargazing; finding your way around the stars, apps to use & things to hunt for.