The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2017

Friday 13th October 2017 from 12:00pm to Sunday 15th October 2017 12:00pm

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER

Event description

Join experienced astronomers Richard Darn and Rob Ince for a weekend under the wonderful dark skies above Kielder Campsite and at the very heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

This event is open to everyone no matter their level of experience and is ideal for beginners. Telescopes will be provided along with expert guidance, you're welcome to bring your own equipment too including cameras with tripods with which you'll be able to take stunning photographs of the Milky Way.

There'll also be astronomically themed talks and solar observing through the day. If you've never experienced a truly dark sky site this is by far the best opportunity you can get!

Bookings via Kielder Campsite are required!


Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.

Event organiser

This event is being organised by Starmakers Stargazing Group. For details of how to contact them and for more information about this event see "Event bookings & availability" below. Please check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 13th October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Kielder Campsite on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

Event bookings & availability

The event organiser (Starmakers Stargazing Group) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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