Stargazing & Telescopes
In addition to a brilliant evening of stargazing fun, bring your own telescope to get some hands-on advice.
Budding Astronomers from 10 to 100 years old will enjoy this event.
No equipment needed but if you want a bit of help with your own telescope - bring it along and we'd be happy to advise.
Get set for a night of astronomy fun and if you're a bit of a telescope fan then we'll give you a quick tour of the observatory's telescopes. If you already have a telescope you can bring it along and get some advice and help on setting it up, and getting the best out of it - usually just before the session begins, or towards the end of the evening. Finally, 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.
Dates & Times
This event type is running on the following dates & times:
|Wednesday 21st November, 2018||9:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Monday 10th December, 2018||9:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Thursday 27th December, 2018||9:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 29th December, 2018||9:00pm||View Details||Book Now|
|Saturday 5th January, 2019||9:00pm||View Details|
|Wednesday 9th January, 2019||9:00pm||View Details|
|Tuesday 15th January, 2019||9:00pm||View Details|
|Monday 28th January, 2019||9:00pm||View Details|
Explore the the ethereal Northern Lights, discover how to predict them and where to see & photograph them.
Marvel at the magnificent moon from our Official Dark Sky Discovery Observatory Site.