Dark Sky Events in Northumberland

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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  • Take a look at Star Gazing Events
  • Start date: 19/10/2018
  • End date: 17/01/2019
  • Type(s): Events
Specialist Events
Talk/Lecture
In response to feedback from guests we have started an exciting new programme of events called “Physics in the Forest". These late night events take place in our new state-of-the-art Gillian Dic ...

Weekend Late Night Event
Star gazing events
Most Fridays and Saturdays in the late slot (approx. midnight-3am, please check website for times) we run our premium weekend events. These run similar to our main evening events but have a reduced nu ...

Main Evening Event
Star gazing events
Spend an evening at the Kielder Observatory with a team of experienced astronomers and we will share with you the wonders of the Universe. We are located in the heart of the Dark Sky Park and our fant ...

North Pennines Observatory - How Old Are You, Really?
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Astronomer and science educator Andy Gray explores how physics and chemistry created biology and how atoms that make up the human body are traceable back to the stars. Followed by stargazing (weather ...

Dark Skies Star Gazing
Star gazing events
Discover the beauty of the Dark Skies of Kielder. We’ll start with an introductory indoor session using an amazing software programme that allows you to view all the wonders of the night sky in ...

North Pennines Observatory - Tame your Telescope
Book Online
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Do you have a telescope that you do not really know how to use? Join us to ‘tame your telescope’ with Gary Lintern and Andy Gray, both experienced astonomers and astrophotographers. ...

North Pennine Observatory - Pop-up Planetarium at Allendale
Star gazing events
Allendale Town
Join us in Allendale Village 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 befor ...

North Pennines - Cloud Chamber Workshop
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Witness 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 ...

North Pennine Observatory - The Dark Side of The Universe
Star gazing events
Allenheads
Most of our universe is missing! When we look into the night sky we realise there is much more out there than meets the eye. Our universe is filled with mysterious dark matter, whose gravity provides ...

North Pennines Observatory - Close Encounters of the Third Kind
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Star gazing events
Allenheads
Join 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 rema ...

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