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North Pennines Observatory

North Pennines Observatory

The Old School House, Allenheads, NE47 9HR

The North Pennines Observatory at Allenheads Contemporary Arts is located at the dark heart of the North Pennines AONB.

The observatory was officially opened in October 2017 and makes for an excellent resource enabling local people and visitors to take full advantage of being in a fabulous dark sky area.

The facility was developed by the North Pennines AONB Partnership for the community and was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the AONB Partnership’s Allen Valleys Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Day to day operations and management is run by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, a community benefit scheme, who together with a newly formed Astronomical Society offer a variety of public stargazing events throughout the year.

A visit is thoroughly recommended, prior booking required!


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North Pennines Observatory

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Events nearby

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Thursday 27th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (29.9 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (10.6 miles away)

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  • Durham Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:00pm

    Durham Botanic Garden, Durham, DH1 3TN (25.7 miles away)

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  • Stargazing at High Force Waterfall

    Saturday 29th January 2022 from 18:00pm to 19:00pm

    The High Force Hotel, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (10.6 miles away)

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  • Cygnus Observatory public open evening

    Sunday 30th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Cygnus Observatory at Washington Wetland Centre, Washington, NE38 8LE (29.9 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • The High Force Hotel

    Alston Road, Middleton-in-Teesdale, DL12 0XH (10.6 miles away)

    Go Stargazing Site, Stay & Gaze

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  • Owl Cottage – Teesdale

    Middleton in Teesdale, Barnard Castle, DL12 0RN (13.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HA (13.6 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Carr’s Farm Bunk House

    Wear Bank, Wolsingham, DL3 3BQ (13.9 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (15.0 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, NE49 9NW, North East (15.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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