Dark Sky Discovery
Stargazing under truly dark skies, gaze in wonder at the Milky Way & the universe beyond, see nebulae, star clusters and much more.
Date & Time
|Date||Monday 17th February, 2020|
|Time||9:00pm to 11:00pm|
Stargazers and Cosmologists from 14 to 100 years old will enjoy this event.
An open mind and a vivid imagination are essential.
|A family ticket is valid for a group of 2 adults & 2 children.|
Visit Battlesteads Observatory, an official Dark Sky Discovery Site, and enjoy an introduction to dark sky stargazing under the twinkling stars of Northumberland on the edge of the largest area of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.
Only when you're away from the light pollution of big towns and cities can dark skies allow you to truly appreciate the cosmos. We'll introduce you to the outer planets of our solar system as well as any comets that might be around. Some of the most inspiring objects such as star clusters, nebulae and galaxies containing billions of suns are also seen clearly under dark skies and they never fail to amaze.
During the evening we'll guide you through the universe and talk about how to find dark skies near you, and how to plan your own evening of dark skies stargazing. We'll also touch on some easy-to-understand cosmology and introduce you to the science of the stars and beyond!
During the winter months the observatory warm room is kept cosy and with free hot drinks available all year round; this simply is the best and most comfortable way to be introduced to the dark starry skies of Northumberland and the universe beyond.
As of yet, we're unable to control the weather, so stargazing 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:
|Wednesday 3rd February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 4th February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 6th February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Sunday 7th February, 2021||7:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Wednesday 10th February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 11th February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 13th February, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 4th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Sunday 7th March, 2021||7:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 9th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 11th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 13th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Sunday 14th March, 2021||7:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Monday 15th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 16th March, 2021||8:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
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