Northumberland Internation Dark Sky Park



Around 85% of the UK population has never seen a truly dark sky. So for an astronomic experience that won’t cost the universe head to Northumberland for unrivalled stargazing.

The best time for stargazing is during the autumn and winter months, when the nights draw in. You don’t need an expensive telescope. Just pack up a pair of binoculars, a deckchair, take a hot drink and bite to eat and head for rural Northumberland for a star-studded show.

One of Northumberland's favourite tourism attractions Kielder Observatory has an exciting programme of astronomical events throughout the year - Northumberland Dark Sky Events.

Discover our stargazing events below.

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  • Category group: , Star Gazing Events
  • Start date: 21/08/2017
  • End date: 19/11/2017
  • Type(s): Events
Aurora Night
Star gazing events
Our most popular event... The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civili ...
A Universe Full of Stars
Star gazing events
The Universe... Why is it here? How did it start? How old is it? How big is it? How will it end? These are a sample of the questions that have engaged civilisations throughout millennia. Science has c ...
Family Astronomy
Star gazing events
Family astronomy at Kielder Observatory: what is it all about? Well, the skies, the Universe and everything that is in it! Tonight you sit back, relax and listen to your kids amaze you! Watch their fa ...
Solar Observing with NASTRO
Star gazing events
Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO) will show you how to view our local star, the Sun, safely. ...
Night Sky Safari
Star gazing events
Come and experience an unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe - the Northumberland International Dar ...
Saturn and the Moon
Star gazing events
Join us for in-depth talks on the Moon and Saturn and a chance to observe these fascinating objects in the night sky. ...
An Evening with Gary Fildes
Star gazing events
Join us for an evening with our Founder and Director Gary Fildes and listen as he uses his enthusiastic teaching to create a wonderful atmosphere of learning. ...
Magnificent Milky Way
Star gazing events
The magnificent Milky Way... our home in the Universe! ...
Late Night Dark Skies
Star gazing events
Come and join our inspirational team of astronomers as we observe the darkest of night skies above the internationally renowned Kielder Observatory. ...
Astro Photography
Star gazing events
Have you ever wanted to take pictures of objects in space like the ones you see in magazines, newspapers and astronomy websites? No specialist knowledge is required, and we'll show you how to take ama ...
Planets & the Search for Life
Star gazing events
Join Professor Wallace Arthur, author of the popular science book Life through Time and Space, for the latest thoughts on the likelihood and nature of alien life. ...
Star gazing events
Join us at Kielder Observatory for the famous Orionid Meteor Shower, every year the atmosphere of the earth is peppered with comet dust. ...
Star gazing events
Join us at Kielder Observatory for the famous Leonid Meteor Shower, every year the atmosphere of the earth is peppered with comet dust. ...

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