High House Barn
Matfen, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE20 0RG
Join the team at High House Barn on Friday, 15th December, for a stay in one of their heated glamping accommodations, with dinner and a fantastic stargazing session with the fabulous Liam Reid from Stonehaugh Astronomy.
15th December is the PEAK of the Geminids Meteor Shower – the last major shower of the year. In clear skies you can expect to see very bright meteors, moderately fast, and unusual in colour– mainly white, some yellow and a few green, red and blue.
Even in cloudy weather, Liam is guaranteed to wow and inspire all ages with his incredible knowledge of the universe and his infectious enthusiasm.
Bell tent with heating and electricity including dinner and stargazing £155 for 2 guests. £50 per additional guest on a folding single bed (max 3)
Yurt with wood burning stove and electricity including dinner and stargazing £165 for 2 guests
Cabin with central heating, TV, fridge £180 for 2 guests including dinner and stargazing. £50 per additional guest on double sofa bed (max 2)
To book your space on this special event, email [email protected].
Dogs on leads welcome.
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 15th Dec
Sat 16th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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