Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion

Stonehaugh, Kielder Water Forest Park, Northumberland, NE48 3DZ

Location description

Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion is a free to access stargazing location in Kielder Forest and at the heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Designed by students from Newcastle University the pavilion was opened in July 2014. It is frequently used as a stargazing venue by Stonehaugh Astronomy who organise events in the nearby Stonehaugh Community Hall.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities and most do not allow overnight camping.


Tonight's weather forecast

20/01/21
18:00
94%
20/01/21
21:00
90%
21/01/21
00:00
96%
21/01/21
03:00
92%
Weather forecast for Stonehaugh (0.16 miles away) updated 20/01/21 at 18:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Bubble Group Astronomy at Stonehaugh - Life - Are we alone? - Cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions

Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion, Stonehaugh, Kielder Water Forest Park, NE48 3DZ
Friday 22nd January 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Bubble Group Astronomy at Stonehaugh - An Introduction to Astronomy - Cancelled due to Covid19 restrictions

Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion, Stonehaugh, Kielder Water Forest Park, NE48 3DZ
Sunday 24th January 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Bubble Group Astronomy at Stonehaugh - The Moon

Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion, Stonehaugh, Kielder Water Forest Park, NE48 3DZ
Friday 29th January 2021 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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