Stories of the Stars
Marvel at the night sky and the stories of the gods, goddesses and heroes immortalised in the constellations & planets.
Date & Time
|Date||Sunday 20th August, 2023|
|Time||9:30pm to 11:30pm|
6 years and over.
No specialist equipment is needed for this event, although if you have a telescope or binoculars you are welcome to bring them.
|A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.|
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 beginners to navigate their way around the starry sky from a storytelling angle. Our expert team will explain how to prepare for a night of astronomy and will guide you around some of the more easily recognisable features of the night sky; constellations, features of the moon, how to spot the planets, and some deep sky objects. 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.
If the skies clear, we'll take a tour of the night sky with our 14 inch diameter large aperture telescope, our dobsonian telescopes and binoculars for each guest to use throughout the event.
All our events also include the chance to handle and investigate our extensive meteorite collection, which includes pieces of asteroids, the Moon and planet Mars.
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:
|Saturday 4th May, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Friday 10th May, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 14th May, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Friday 24th May, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 30th May, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Friday 7th June, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 22nd June, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Sunday 30th June, 2024||9:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
Let us guide you on a journey amongst the stars and around the cosmos.
A late night guided journey amongst the stars and around the cosmos.