About Go Stargazing

Helping to promote interest and participation in Astronomy

Go Stargazing has been created by a group of amateur astronomers all of whom are experienced in running stargazing events and keen to help promote Astronomy to as wide an audience as possible.

The team

The team includes two former volunteers of Kielder Observatory, Neill Sanders and Wil Cheung, who between them assisted with over 500 public stargazing events at the observatory and whose efforts, alongside numerous other volunteers, laid the foundations for the success that the observatory enjoys today.

Also on the team is Robert Ince, a well-known amateur astronomer and professional scientist. Robert is the former resident astronomer & manager of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory in the Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park and is currently working with the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Forestry Commission to develop astronomy tourism, provide astronomy outreach events and to increase light pollution awareness all over the North of England.

Richard Darn is an experienced “Dark Skies” consultant who helped Northumberland National Park achieve their Dark Sky Park status and who advises on astronomy tourism to numerous businesses and organisations.

Our objective

We want to encourage people to get out there and go stargazing! To do this we aim to help people find amazing stargazing locations and awesome stargazing events whilst supporting event co-ordinators such as astronomical societies and observatories in promoting their events to the wider public. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Stargazing Events Map

Looking for an organised stargazing event near you? View a map of forthcoming events.

Stargazing Events Calendar

Find future stargazing events using this handy calendar.

Stargazing Location Map

Search for a great place to stargaze using our comprehensive map of stargazing locations.

Dark Skies Calendar

Thinking of travelling to a dark sky site? Check the best dates with our easy to use dark sky calendar.

Stargazing Vouchers

stargazing vouchers
A stargazing experience voucher makes for a fantastic gift! We've got some great suggestions!

Telescopes for Beginners

beginners telescope
Thinking of purchasing a telescope!? See our guide as to which telescopes we recommend for beginners.

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