North Pennines Stargazing Festival 2018

The second North Pennines Stargazing Festival takes place between 20th October 2018 and 4th November 2018.

With a variety of events taking place the festival is a celebration of the fantastic dark skies above the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers plenty of opportunities to stargaze.

The festival kicks off with a presentation by the wonderful Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE of “Sky at Night” fame and includes events suitable for all ages and abilities. Scheduled to take place during the half-term period also enables younger astronomers to participate! Why not book on several events and make a short break of it!?

We’ve featured below those events that incorporate some element of stargazing or observing — for a full list of events visit the official page on the North Pennines AONB website.

Clear skies!

North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

North Pennines Observatory, Allenheads, NE47 9HR

Spend a Sunday evening in the company of experienced amateur astronomers at the wonderful location of the North Pennines Observatory. This will be a moonless evening so the focus will be on deep sky objects and the Milky Way. Fred Stevenson will...

Sunday 17th February 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

North Pennines Observatory Open Evening

North Pennines Observatory, Allenheads, NE47 9HR

Spend a Sunday evening in the company of experienced amateur astronomers at the wonderful location of the North Pennines Observatory. Dr Fred Stevenson will talk about our own Solar System including the origins and characteristics of the planets......

Sunday 17th March 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm


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