Kielder Forest Star Camp – Autumn 2017

Wednesday 18th October 2017 from 12:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 12:00pm

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER


Kielder Forest Star Camp is staged annually in spring and autumn in the darkest part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

People come from around the country and camp on Kielder Campsite (although some prefer to stay in B and Bs, lodges and hotels) and bring telescopes if they have them.

Many come for all five days, others a minimum of two. These events don't offer any formal instruction for beginners, but many observers are happy to share their views with others. People do their own thing and mingle and marvel under the sometimes clear night sky.

Whether you are a veteran or a novice who are welcome to join us. Each event also features a main day at nearby Kielder Castle featuring free astro talks and astro car boot sale.

- 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.


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!


For details on how to book please visit the organiser's website (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 Wednesday 18th October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Kielder Campsite 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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