Mapping the stars of the Tarn

Mapping the stars of the Tarn

Saturday 17th June 2023 from 10:00am to 16:00pm

Talkin Tarn Stargazing Pavilion
Talkin Tarn Country Park, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA8 1HN

Join artist Dominic Smith for a special event creating panels for a temporary roof for the new stargazing pavilion. Working with photographic light-sensitive panels and natural materials, you’ll help build a map of the constellation of stars seen from the pavilion at the summer equinox. This free event will take place outdoors, accessible to all, and no experience/skills are required. Drop in at any time during the day; no booking is required.

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/06/2023


Event organiser

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is organising this event

Please contact North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. 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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Tarn End Cottages – Talkin Tarn

    Waters Edge, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8 1BF (0.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland, NE49 9NW, North East (11.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Mark Close Farmhouse – Alston

    Brampton Road, Alston, Cumbria, CA9 3BD (12.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • The Hiddle Hut – Northumberland

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7ES (13.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN (13.7 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

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  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7HA (13.7 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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