Dark Sky Star Field

Dark Sky Discovery Night

Gaze in wonder at the Milky Way & the universe beyond, see some of the fantastic things it contains like nebulae and star clusters.

Age Suitability

Stargazers and Cosmologists from 14 to 100 years old will enjoy this event.

Equipment Needed

An open mind and a vivid imagination are essential.

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50

Details

Visit Battlesteads Observatory and enjoy an introduction to galaxies and cosmology 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 beautifully under dark skies and they never fail to amaze.

If you want your mind expanding, we'll take you on a journey from the big bang to present day, and discuss some simple aspects of cosmology.  We'll talk about how big space and the universe really is, what it's made of and help you understand things like dark energy, dark matter, multiverses and the expansion of the universe.

During the winter months the observatory warm room is kept cosy and with 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 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.

Dates & Times

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

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Thursday 14th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 16th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Sunday 17th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 18th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 20th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Friday 22nd December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 9th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 13th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 17th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 20th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 22nd January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 24th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 7th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 10th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 13th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Thursday 15th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 19th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 21st February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Thursday 8th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 10th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 13th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 17th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 20th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 24th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now

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