Stargazing & Night Sky Tours
Discover the planets & major constellations, find your way around the stars & observe the most interesting objects, clusters, nebulae, double stars & galaxies.
|Date||Tuesday 3rd October, 2017|
|Time||8:30pm to 10:30pm|
Budding Astronomers from 14 to 100 years old will enjoy this experience
We have all the equipment and resources you'll need to enjoy tonight.
Join us for an interactive introduction to stargazing under the twinkling stars of the skies of Northumberland on the edge of the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe – the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.
Our team will take you on a journey from the surface of the earth, to our moon, through the solar system and beyond the milky way and if you have any particular object in the night sky you'd like to see then let us know and we'll help you find it using our telescopes.
Depending on the weather, there will be a initial laser tour of the night sky, followed by a guided binocular tour of some easy-to-find objects. Then you'll get to use our telescopes and delve into the depths of the cosmos. If the weather isn't kind to us then an introduction to stargazing and star-hopping will take place in the warm and cosy learning room using a variety of accessible technologies. Whatever the weather, you'll leave with a renewed sense of wonder about the universe and the ability to find and identify some interesting night sky objects.
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:
|Tuesday 24th October, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Wednesday 1st November, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 7th November, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Wednesday 8th November, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Wednesday 15th November, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 28th November, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Sunday 3rd December, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Wednesday 6th December, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Tuesday 19th December, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 28th December, 2017||8:30pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 6th January, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Monday 8th January, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Wednesday 10th January, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Tuesday 30th January, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Monday 5th February, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Monday 12th February, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Tuesday 20th February, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Tuesday 27th February, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Monday 5th March, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Wednesday 14th March, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Monday 19th March, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|
|Tuesday 27th March, 2018||8:30pm||View Details|