North Pennines Star Camp - Autumn 2021

North Pennines Star Camp - Autumn 2021

Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 24th October 2021 12:00pm

Doe Park Caravan Site
Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East

Join experienced astronomers Richard Darn and Neill Sanders from Go Stargazing, plus friends, for a spectacular two-night star camp under the North Pennines dark skies.

The camp is perfect for novices and is suitable for people aged six and over. Telescopes will be provided, along with expert guidance, and you are welcome to bring your own equipment, too, including cameras (with tripods) and binoculars. There will also be astronomy-themed talks, solar observing and bottle rocket launching.

During the weekend, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune and Uranus will all be in the sky, plus a big Moon, with its deep craters and high mountains (take a picture with your mobile phone!). You’ll also enjoy a laser-guided tour of the autumn constellations.

You will arrive on Friday night with a mulled wine reception at 7 pm – stargazing will be available (weather permitting) on Friday and Saturday night, depart on Sunday. Bring warm clothing and a red light torch (if you have one).

Costs as follows: pitch fees (electric £17 per night; non-electric £14 per night – caravans, camper vans, tents) plus £8.50 per person per night ‘astronomy charge’ (£7.00 for under 16s).

For all bookings please contact the venue on 01833 650302 or email [email protected].

This event is part of the North Pennines Stargazing Festival running from 22nd to 31st October 2021.


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North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

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For all bookings please contact the venue on 01833 650302 or email [email protected].

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  • North Pennines Star Camp – Autumn 2021

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 18:00pm to Sunday 24th October 2021 12:00pm

    Doe Park Caravan Site, Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, DL12 9UQ, North East

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