Geminid Meteor Spotting at Redesdale

Friday 7th December 2018 from 17:00pm to Sunday 9th December 2018 12:00pm

Redesdale Arms

Horsley, Rochester, NE19 1TA


This event offers a wonderful opportunity for a short pre-Christmas stargazing break to one of the darkest locations in the UK at one of the most welcoming of venues, The Redesdale Arms.

The Geminid's are an annual meteor shower renown for having bright shooting stars streaking across the sky, the dark skies of Redesdale located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park are amongst the very best of locations to see them.

You'll also enjoy astronomical presentations suitable for novice and experts alike delivered by enthusiastic and friendly astronomers, then join them outside for their expert guidance observing through telescopes.

Stay over for the weekend or go along for just an evening. Booking required.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Starmakers Stargazing Group who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Bookings can be made directly with the Redesdale Arms, link below.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 7th December 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Redesdale Arms 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.

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