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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 Tuesday 16th May, 2023
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.

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Other Dates & Times

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

Date Time Details Book
Saturday 6th May, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Sunday 14th May, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Friday 26th May, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 6th June, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 10th June, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 17th June, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Sunday 25th June, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 8th July, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 11th July, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 18th July, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 22nd July, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 5th August, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 8th August, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Sunday 20th August, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 22nd August, 2023 9:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 26th August, 2023 9:00pm View Details Book Now

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