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, in 2020, built a small observatory at the location to compliment their events which they organise in the nearby Stonehaugh Community Hall.
Location events organiser
Stonehaugh Astronomy organises events at this location
Please contact Stonehaugh Astronomy directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: Stonehaugh Astronomy
Weather forecast for Stonehaugh (0.2 miles away) updated 28/01/22 at 20:00.
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Best time to visit
The below chart shows when the skies will be at their darkest at this location and therefore the best time to visit. 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. See our dark sky calendar for more details.
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Below is a list of events at Stonehaugh Stargazing Pavilion & Observatory. View these events on a calendar.