Telescope in front of Dark Sky

Get to Know Your Telescope

In addition to a normal evening of astronomy fun, you can bring your own telescope to get some hands-on advice from our astronomers.

Date & Time

Date Monday 2nd October, 2017
Time 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Age Suitability

Budding Astronomers from 10 to 100 years old will enjoy this event.

Equipment Needed

If you have a telescope and want to bring it along then let us know in advance and we'll help you with any problems you might have with it.  Or simply bring yourself and a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50

Details

If you're thinking of buying a telescope or if you've already got one, (and maybe you've hardly had it out of the box) then this is the night for you. With astronomers on hand to help you set up and use your telescope, or use one of ours, you'll be an expert in no time.  Bring yours along and get some personal advice from one of our in-house astronomers.

In addition to our usual night of astronomy fun, (and if the skies are clear-an evening of stargazing), we'll give you a detailed tour of the observatory's telescopes & binoculars.  Also if you're thinking about buying a telescope we'll also happily guide you through the choices that the market has to offer.

If you have a telescope of your own and plan to bring it then please let us know at your time of booking.

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.

Other Dates & Times

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

Date Time Details Book
Saturday 30th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 2nd January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Sunday 7th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 15th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 23rd January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 27th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 31st January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 3rd February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 24th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 28th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 7th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 26th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now

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