Solar System Walk & Astro Joe Workshop

Overview

Overview

First we will discover the planets on a gentle guided walk (2km round trip) along the South Tyne Trail with Astro Joe (bring wellies/boots and warm/waterproof clothing). Are they close together or far apart? How big are they, compared to each other? After a short break we will reconvene in the Discovery Centre for a second activity. The second activity will be different depending on which of the three events you book on: design, build and launch an air-powered paper rocket – using a straw launcher and a stomp rocket launcher (10am to 12noon); or enjoy a Moon-themed art activity (1 to 3pm); or talk about your favourite planets and other exciting things in our universe, alongside looking at some projections and images (4 to 6pm). On all events children will be able to see and hold some real meteorites, including pieces from the Moon and Mars. All three events are suitable for children aged four to 11 years. All children must be accompanied. These events are part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 23 October to 3 November 2019 - www.NorthPenninesStarFest.org.uk #NorthPennStarFest19 #NPennDarkSkies

Access information

All facilities including the Crossing Café, Discovery Centre and Engineering Workshop viewing gallery are generally accessible. There are accessible toilets on site. A carriage with access for wheelchairs users is available. Dogs are welcome everywhere on site. Bicycles are carried if there is space available, please speak to the guard for more information.

Road directions

By car: Alston Station is just to the north of the town centre on the A686. There is free parking at the station. Sat Nav postcode CA9 3JB.

Public transport

By Bus: Public bus services vary seasonally and include Newcastle, Hexham, Carlisle, Haltwhistle, Keswick and Stanhope. Visit traveline (www.traveline.info) or Go North East (www.simplygo.com) for information.

By Train: The nearest National Rail stations are at Haltwhistle, Langwathby and Penrith.

Solar System Walk & Astro Joe Workshop takes place at ...

Ticketing and entry prices for Solar System Walk & Astro Joe Workshop

Type Entry for Guide price
Child
£5.00
per ticket

Accompanying adult free

Dates & times for Solar System Walk & Astro Joe Workshop, Alston

From To
Thursday24/10/2019Thursday24/10/201910:00 - 12:00

10.00-12.00, 13.00-15.00, 16.00-18.00

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