About Go Stargazing and our team

Helping to encourage public interest in astronomy


Go Stargazing is formed of a close-knit group of astronomers all of whom are keen to encourage public interest in astronomy to as wide an audience as possible.

Our team

Our team is largely based around a number of former volunteers of Kielder Observatory. Between us we assisted in running thousands of public stargazing events at the venue and our efforts, alongside the efforts numerous other volunteers, helped lay the foundations for the success that the observatory enjoys today.

Our experience

We have a wide range of skills within our team including professional and amateur astronomers, science communicators, instrument scientists, award winning astro-photographers, professors and dark sky consultants. We have a wealth of experience running public outreach events, are able to advise on issues of light pollution and dark sky conservation and assist businesses and organisations develop and grow their astro-tourism potential.

Our aim

We want to enthuse everyone’s interest in astronomy by helping people find amazing stargazing locations and attend awesome stargazing events! We are enthusiastic in our support of the wider astronomical community and are happy to promote the activities of societies, clubs and observatories to all of our audiences.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more or would simply like to get in touch we would love to hear from you. Please do contact us!

Stargazers Survey

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Stargazing Events Map

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Stargazing Events Calendar

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Stargazing Location Map

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