See our telescopes for beginners guide and our mobile app

Stargazing Introduction for Families and Beginners

Stargazing Introduction for Families and Beginners

Monday 23rd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Housesteads Roman Fort
Off the B6318, Hayden Bridge, NE47 6NN

Join Ace of Space Astronomy for a fun and interactive way to learn all about the cosmos exploring the planets, moons, stars and beyond.

There will be an indoor presentation, suitable for beginners of all ages. Followed by a star gazing session outside weather permitting. Here, you can enjoy the darkest of skies especially since this special spot in Northumberland falls near Europe’s largest dark sky park, so fingers crossed for a clear night.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/10/2017

Event organiser

National Trust

National Trust is organising this event

Please contact National Trust 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.

Visit event website

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

  • Twice Brewed Inn & Observatory

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN (2.7 miles away)

    Dark Sky Discovery Site, Observatory, Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Northumberland Stargazing Hideaway

    Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7HA (3.1 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Carraw Bed and Breakfast

    Carraw Farm, Humshaugh, NE46 4DB (4.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Herding Hill Farm Camping and Caravan Site

    Shield Hill, Haltwhistle, NE49 9NW, North East (5.2 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Bellingham Camp & Caravan Club Site

    Bellingham, Hexham, NE48 2HR (9.0 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info
  • Brewers Cottage – Hexham

    Leafields, Ordley, Hexham, NE46 1SX (11.3 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

    More info