Bellingham, Hexham, 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!
- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.
Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!
This online event is being organised by Robert Ince who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!
Book directly with the venue by contacting 01434 220175
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Friday 11th December 2020
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.