North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018

Held : Varous locations across County Durham, Northumberland and Cumbria
North Pennines AONB

Tel: +44 01388 528801

North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018

Guide Prices

Various pricing

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Opening Times

2018 (20 Oct 2018 - 4 Nov 2018)

Map & Directions

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Stargazing in the North Pennines, StanhopeSome of the darkest skies in England are found in the North Pennines. Much of the area is remote, wild countryside with little development and the views of the night sky are second to none.

Friday, 26th October 2018 - Friday, 26th October 2018

Killhope Lead Mining MuseumNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival - Skywatch @ KillhopeEnjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines with experienced astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society who will show you around the night sky. Displays and activities are available in the Buddle House together with projected astronomical images. All ages welcome. Refreshments...
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Sunday, 21st October 2018 - Sunday, 21st October 2018

Stargazing North Pennines Stargazing Festival - Solar System Walk & Diorama WorkshopDiscover the planets on a guided walk to Gibson’s Cave with Astro Joe then make a space-themed diorama with planets, space ships, aliens and space dust. Suitable for ages 5+. Booking essential.
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Monday, 22nd October 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival - Solar System TrailFollow the themed outdoor trail to discover the planets.  If you unlock the secret word, win a space-themed prize! No need to book.
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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival - In The Dark Wild WednesdayBowlees Visitor Centre, Upper Teesdale Children - £3 (accompanying adults free). Pre-booking essential Discover the creatures that come out after dark. Craft activities and mini-beast walks aimed at children aged 4-13 - Booking essential.
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Thursday, 1st November 2018 - Thursday, 1st November 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival - Astrophotograpy: Milky Way & WaterfallsJoin Gary Lintern to learn the basics of astrophotography and nighttime landscape photography. After a discussion about equipment and techniques, we will head to Low Force. You will need a camera on which you can adjust the focus, shutter speed, aperture, and ISO manually and a tripod. Booking...
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Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Thursday, 1st November 2018 - Thursday, 1st November 2018

A Night with the stars North Pennines Stargazing Festival: A Night With the StarsJoin us in the Gatehouse for an evening of stargazing for beginners with Joe Gordon. If the weather is clear, expect a trip to the bottom of our garden to have a look through the telescopes! There will be hearty stew and a delicious pud to keep you warm, with the fire pits lit, cosy blankets and...
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Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival - North Pennines at Night ExhibitionProjections of work by local photographers, featuring the dark skies and landscapes of the AONB. This is an immersive experience, shown on a 10-minute rolling basis.
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival - Skywatch Down UnderGary Lintern, astronomer and astrophotographer, introduces highlights of the spring sky in the Southern Hemisphere, live from the Australian Outback. Using a feed from a remote observatory, observe and photograph a number of objects which are only visible at the other end of the Earth. Booking...
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Fesival : Skywatch StanhopeGuided by Gary Lintern, Chair of the North Pennines Astronomy Society, see the highlights of the autumn sky in the North Pennines. Also includes some remote observing on the big screen, with a live feed from the mountains of SE Spain. Booking essential.
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Monday, 22nd October 2018 - Monday, 22nd October 2018

North Pennines Stargazing Festival: Pop-up Planetarium@StanhopeJourney through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. An immersive 45-minute show, suitable for all ages, with lots of new films. Repeated every hour on the hour. Booking essential.
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Friday, 19th October 2018 - Sunday, 21st October 2018

star camp North Pennines Stargazing Festival - Star CampJoin experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for the first ever two-night star camp under the North Pennines sky. Telescopes will be provided, together with expert guidance, talks and solar observing. Pre-booking is essential.
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