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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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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Wednesday, 24th October 2018 - Wednesday, 24th October 2018

Dark Side of the Moon Planetarium ShowNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Dark Side of the Moon - Planetarium ShowCome along and experience Pink Floyd’s entire ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ album in the pop-up planetarium dome, with real-time visualisations and animations (not astronomy themed). A sound and light experience like no other! Shows will be starting at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.
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Thursday, 25th October 2018 - Thursday, 25th October 2018

Pop-up Planetarium @ Alston (c) Gary LinternNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Pop-up Planetarium @ AlstonJoin us in Alston Town Hall for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies. Booking essential
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Saturday, 27th October 2018 - Saturday, 27th October 2018

18_How Old Are You, Really (c) Gary Lintern_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: How Old Are You, Really?In this talk local astronomer and science educator Andy Gray will explore how physics and chemistry created biology. Booking essential
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Tuesday, 30th October 2018 - Tuesday, 30th October 2018

22_Tame Your Telescope_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Tame your TelescopeDo you have a telescope that you do not really know how to use? Or would you simply like to get more out of the equipment you have? Join us to ‘tame your telescope’. Numbers are restricted to 10 people (everyone present must have a ticket). Booking essential
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Wednesday, 31st October 2018 - Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Spooky SpaceNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Spooky SpaceJoin Joe Gordon, local astronomer, for an evening looking at spooky space! Booking essential.
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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Friday, 2nd November 2018

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Friday, 2nd November 2018 - Friday, 2nd November 2018

27_Nenthead Mines Stargazing (c) Gary Lintern_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Nenthead Mines StargazingWe will start with a talk from Andy Gray on ‘Why Space Travel is Hard’ The talk will explore the science of travel, time and space and will consider why humans need to travel into space. Booking essential.
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Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

28a_Cloud Chamber Workshop_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Cloud Chamber WorkshopWitness beautiful trails made by unseen cosmic particles that are constantly passing through us and our world. A cloud chamber gives us a glimpse into the invisible world of particles produced in the radioactive decay of naturally occurring elements and those generated when cosmic rays strike the...
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Saturday, 3rd November 2018 - Saturday, 3rd November 2018

29_The Dark Side of the Universe_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: The Dark Side of the UniverseOur universe is filled with mysterious dark matter, whose gravity provides the cosmic glue that holds it all together, and dark energy, which is slowly tearing the universe apart. It seems that darkness rules. But what is this dark stuff? How do we know it is there? What does it do? Durham...
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Sunday, 4th November 2018 - Sunday, 4th November 2018

30c_Close Encounters of the Third Kind 2 ShutterStock_LOWNorth Pennines Stargazing Festival: Close Encounters of the Third KindJoin us up at the North Pennines Observatory for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, in association with Allenheads Contemporary Arts. This classic sci-fi film was digitally remastered in 2017 for its 40th birthday. Booking essential.
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Sunday, 28th October 2018 - Sunday, 28th October 2018

Killhope Lead Mining MuseumKillhope Museum - Halloween SpecialDisco with fancy dress, competitions and scavenger hunt.  Museum entry fee applies.
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