Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium
Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN
Experience incredible starry skies from the Twice Brewed Observatory at the Twice Brewed Inn! Located in the Northumberland International Dark Sky park the venue benefits from minimal light pollution meaning that, on Moonless nights especially, you’ll have a clear view of the Milky Way arching across the sky and see many more stars than can normally be spotted from our towns and cities. These events are ideal for beginners with each group of guests given their own personal Dobsonian telescope with astronomers on hand offering friendly, expert guidance.
Stargazing packages are available to include dinner, bed and breakfast thus making a great opportunity for a weekend break to explore nearby Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda Roman Fort, Sycamore Gap and The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre all of which are within walking distance.
Please note that this has already taken place on 20/12/2021
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Mon 20th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.