Shooting Stars

Shooting Star Supper

If you've ever wished upon a shooting star then come along & discover the origins of these magical objects whilst enjoying a tasty supper.

Date & Time

Date Sunday 8th October, 2017
Time 9:00pm to Late

Age Suitability

Shooting Stargazers from 14 to 100 years old will enjoy this experience.

Equipment Needed

If the skies clear and are ripe for a great shooting star show, then you'll need to keep warm, and perhaps something to sit on, for example a picnic blanket.  If you want to try to photograph a meteor then bring your tripod and DSLR for some top tips.

 

Ticket Prices

Adult £27.50
Concession £24.50
Family £75.50

Details

Shooting stars can be seen at any time of the year, particularly in a Dark Sky Site away from light pollution, so when you're visiting us it's always best to be looking up.  Additionally there are several regular meteor showers every year, caused by the orbiting Earth crashing into dust particles left by comets and asteroids that visit our inner solar system.

Battlesteads Observatory is the number one location in Northumberland to enjoy a shooting star supper in style.   A perfect compromise between the comfort of award winning, locally sourced food and the dark skies of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, it's absolutely second to none.

After a brief introduction in the observatory, the evening begins in the Restaurant with a choice of one of our superb freshly made sandwiches, (hot or cold) and piping hot soup, (be sure to tell us of any dietary requirements when you book.)  Then the team will take you up to the observatory for a tour of the astronomical equipment available.  During your observatory visit, you'll be treated to an explanation of the origins of shooting stars, meteors, comets, asteroids and learn how to collect micrometeorites in your own back garden.

Finally with the hope of clear skies, our team will guide you around some of the fantastic wonders of the universe that can be seen from the dark skies of Northumberland and we'll settle down to watch the celestial firework show.  If you'd like to learn a little bit about how to image shooting stars with a DSLR camera, our team will be on hand to give you some top tips.

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.

It's important to note that most meteor showers fully peak after midnight and so, if the skies are clear, you'll get the best out of the event if you're able to stay up late.  Late breakfasts for stargazers are available if you're an overnight guest of the hotel. 

 

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.

Event Specific Information

The Draconids produce about 10 meteors per hour and the best viewing is in the early evening instead of early morning like most other showers.  The almost full moon will block some of the fainter meteors this year but if it's clear then the brightest and best shooting stars will put on a great show.

Other Dates & Times

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

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Wednesday 3rd January, 2018 9:00pm View Details Book Now
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Thursday 13th December, 2018 9:00pm View Details Book Now

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