1 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?  

" /> 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?  

"/> 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?  

"> Stories of the Stars (16/06/22) | Battlesteads Hotel & Restaurant

Read our COVID-19 Information

Observatory Telescope

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?  

Date & Time

Date Thursday 16th June, 2022
Time 9:30pm to 11:30pm

Age Suitability

8 to any age

Equipment Needed

All equipment is provided, but if you have a pair of binoculars, its worth bringing them along.

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50
A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.

Details

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.

Other Dates & Times

This event type is also running on the following dates & times:

Sorry, there are no events of this type currently planned.


Reviews from Trip Advisor

"Very, very impressed with the hotel and staff"

"Quality hotel, quality service, quality food, quality ethics"

"This is a place where the guests still matter"

"Fabulous service and food in this wonderful family hotel"

Some of our Awards

Book a Room

Book a Room