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For a truly memorable gift a stargazing experience makes for an awesome present for anyone interested in astronomy! Getting away from our light polluted skies to somewhere truly dark can be quite an adventure! It’s great fun to explore the Universe with the help of experienced astronomers and large telescopes.
These events are suitable for everyone no matter their level of experience from absolute beginners to those with an active interest, including families! Anyone receiving such a gift is sure to be presently surprised when they realise that they are “going stargazing!”
Stargazing experience for two in the North West of England
Explore the fantastic dark skies around the Lake District and Forest of Bowland with astronomer Robert Ince.
Stargazing experience for two in Wales
Enjoy the truly amazing dark skies above the Brecon Beacons with the team from Dark Sky Wales.
Stargazing and “glamping” break near Preston
For two people staying over in a cosy camping pod near Preston, North West England.
3 day family stargazing break in Wales
Learn the basics of astronomy and explore dark skies with expert guidance staying overnight in a deluxe wigwam cabin.
Astrophotography tuition one-on-one
Perfect for anyone interested in learning the skills necessary to take great photos at night with expert advice from an experienced astrophotographer and a choice of 10 dark sky sites across the North of England (or a pre-arranged location).
Visit for two to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich
Tour the historic observatory and experience a 360 degree show in their state of the art planetarium!
Northern Lights sightseeing flight for two
Experience amazing aurora from above the cloud tops on a specially organised flight — an extra special gift!