Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site
Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2HR
UPDATE 27/11/20 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
Join Robert Ince and other members of the Go stargazing team for a weekend of stargazing within the largest Gold Tier Dark Skies park in Europe. The weekend will include talks and presentations, night sky observing with telescopes, with free hot drinks and a log-burning stove (if needed) available in our refuge. Note that the experts are staying on site and are available to ask advice from all day, including helping you with use of your own telescopes if you bring one.
You could consider booking extra nights to increase chances of a clear sky. You might want to book extra stargazing at Kielder Observatory (note this sells out months in advance, especially Friday to Sunday nights!), a 40 min slow drive away.
People enjoy our events despite the clarity of the skies as the talks are well worth it for stunning imagery and information. No refund if skies are not clear as the experts are still on site regardless, as are drinks, mulled wine etc!
Red torchlight only and black-out lights in vans please. Note that these events are extremely popular and we have a capacity of 25-30 so early booking recommended!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/12/2020
Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event
Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Fri 11th Dec
Sat 12th Dec
Sun 13th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.