Stargazing

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 & Time

Date Monday 9th October, 2017
Time 8:30pm to 10:30pm

Age Suitability

Budding Astronomers from 14 to 100 years old will enjoy this experience

Equipment Needed

We have all the equipment and resources you'll need to enjoy tonight.

Ticket Prices

Adult £22.50
Concession £19.50
Family £55.50

Details

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:

Date Time Details Book
Tuesday 19th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Thursday 28th December, 2017 8:30pm View Details Sold Out
Saturday 6th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 8th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 10th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 30th January, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 5th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 12th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 20th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 27th February, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 5th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 14th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 19th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 27th March, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now

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