Tonight's event promises to be a spectacular evening of celebration and socially distanced astronomy.
On arrival, your health and safety is of primary concern, and a comprehensive system in place to ensure that you have a wonderful, and safe, time. Attendee numbers have been specifically reduced in an effort to keep you safe.
The event will begin with a personal welcome from astronomer, Gary Fildes. Gary is an experienced science communicator and astronomer, and founder of the Kielder Observatory, where he was Director and CEO for over 11 years.
After the welcome, Gary and the team will escort you into a new state of the art classroom, which has a cosy feel, and high definition (HD) projection system. Gary will take you on a whistle stop tour of the Universe. Following this, you will split into groups and, weather depending, start observing the sky, with an array of telescopes and cameras.
Have you ever looked up at the night time sky and wondered why you can't see anything other than stars or wondered how far it is to the stars that you can see? Do you want to know what a star is, or how a telescope works, or even where it all came from?
If your answered yes to any of these questions, then you have come to the right place - Grassholme Observatory's introduction evenings will cover all things astronomy! Bring the kids, bring your granny, this will appeal to everyone.
After the observing ends, it's back inside for a hot drink and a chat, before you head off home!
Please visit Grassholme's website to review the terms and conditions of booking and their covid safety regulations.
You should bring appropriate clothing to keep you warm and arrive at Grassholme no later than 15 minutes before the start of your session. This is a pet free event, so please don't bring any furry friends!
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£24.00 per ticket type|
|Concession||£20.00 per ticket type|
|Family Admission 2-4 People||£70.00 per ticket type|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
|Season (3 Feb 2023 - 4 Feb 2023)|
|Friday - Saturday||20:00|
|Season (24 Feb 2023)|