Telescope in front of Dark Sky

Stargazing & Telescopes

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

Age Suitability

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

Equipment Needed

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.

Details

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:

Date Time Details Book
Monday 30th July, 2018 9:00pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 1st August, 2018 9:00pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 7th August, 2018 9:00pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 22nd August, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 27th August, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 5th September, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 15th September, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 26th September, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 2nd October, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 10th October, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 15th October, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 23rd October, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Tuesday 6th November, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Wednesday 21st November, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Monday 10th December, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Thursday 27th December, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 29th December, 2018 8:30pm View Details Book Now
Saturday 5th January, 2019 8:30pm View Details
Wednesday 9th January, 2019 8:30pm View Details
Tuesday 15th January, 2019 8:30pm View Details
Monday 28th January, 2019 8:30pm View Details

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