Star-BQ - Sunday 13th July

Monday 02/06/2014

Star-BQ - Sunday 13th July

Spend the evening around the camp fire at our once-a-year Star-BQ and enjoy the fabulous sunset over Kielder reservoir from our perfect vantage point high upon Black Fell.  

We'll be observing our closest star the Sun through special solar telescopes and perhaps catch a glimpse of the elusive planet Mercury, a sight not often seen due to its close proximity to the sun.

Then as the skies darken and as we enjoy our food the stars will begin to appear and you'll be given a tour of the constellations and what to look out for in the summer skies.

The majestic planet Saturn will be well placed and with its moons and ring system looks amazing through a telescope, a must see!  The event is timed to allow plenty of opportunity observing this (and many other) celestial wonders.

Reserve your place via the Kielder Observatory website, be quick as this event always sells out!  It will be a wonderful night and one that you'll never forget!

Published: Monday 02/06/2014

By Visit Northumberland

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Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit for all event bookings.

Northumberland Dark Sky Park
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Northumberland International Dark Sky Park was unveiled in December 2013. At 572 square miles (1,483 square kilometres) it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Due to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens., news, local events, winners, Northumberland, official tourist informationStar-BQ - Sunday 13th July 06/02/201406/02/20142014 Visit Northumberland Northumberland Tourism Northumberland Tourism Northumberland Tourism Visit Northumberland

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