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North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2017

The inaugural North Pennines Stargazing Festival takes place from 21st October 2017 through to 30th October 2017 in celebration of the wonderful dark starry skies that can be seen across the region. The festival includes numerous events many of which involve getting out in the darkness and exploring the night skies above.  Timed to coincide

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Where to see the Perseids meteor shower – August 2017

The annual Perseids meteor shower is possibly the most eagerly anticipated by astronomers. For several years now the Perseids have resulted in a great show with dozens of bright meteors being spotted per hour around the peak of their activity. Each year as the Earth travels on its orbit around the Sun it encounters a

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Noctilucent night shining clouds

During the Summer months of June and July an exceptional and wonderful phenomenon can be seen in our night-time skies. Noctilucent (Latin for night shining) clouds are formed of ice crystals high up in the Earth’s atmosphere. Their extreme altitude allows the Sun’s light to reflect off them at a specific angle causing them to

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Stargazing in the forest

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Spending time in the countryside is one of the last few free pleasures in life, you simply can’t beat wandering through the acres of forest that our beautiful countryside provides, perhaps wandering around sculpture trails or even just enjoying the local wildlife. From early 2017 the Forestry Commission England, who runs most of England’s forest estate,

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Stargazing events half term February 2017

School holidays always present a bit of a dilemma for many parents. What can you do to help keep children active and occupied? How can you get them out of the house and have a break from the games console or television? How about going one better! Get them inspired and go stargazing! There are

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National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2017

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival this year runs from the 18th to 26th February 2017. During this period there will be numerous activities and events taking place within the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and South Downs National Parks. All events are suitable for families and therefore offer a great opportunity to get outdoors

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BBC Stargazing Live 2017

It has been officially announced that the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV show will be on our screens once again on the 28th, 29th and 30th March 2017. This year the team will be broadcasting live from Australia. To coincide with the television program there are a number of stargazing events held across the whole

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Go Starcamping!

A “Starcamp” is an organised stargazing event that takes place at a time around a new moon when the skies are nice and dark for stargazing. Such events are often based at a remote campsite or caravan park and away from light pollution. “Starcamping” offers a means of getting away from the city lights, away

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Let’s go stargazing!

Welcome to Go Stargazing! Thank you for visiting our website which we have created to help you find stargazing events and locations near you. As a group of enthusiastic astronomers we enjoy sharing our hobby with members of the public and frequently help with stargazing events across the North of England. From experience we know

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