The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2018

Friday 2nd November 2018 from 12:00pm to Sunday 4th November 2018 12:00pm

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER


Join experienced astronomers Richard Darn, Rob Ince and others for a weekend under the wonderful dark skies above Kielder Campsite and at the very heart of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.

This event is open to everyone no matter their level of experience and is ideal for beginners. Telescopes will be provided along with expert guidance, you're welcome to bring your own equipment too including cameras with tripods with which you'll be able to take stunning photographs of the Milky Way. There will also be a bottle-rocket making and launch competition for children (both young and old!)

There'll also be astronomically themed talks and solar observing through the day. If you've never experienced a truly dark sky site this is by far the best opportunity you can get!

Bookings for this event open in Spring 2018 via Kielder Campsite!

- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.


This event is being organised by Starmakers Stargazing Group who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Kielder Campsite to reserve your place at this event.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 2nd November 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Kielder Campsite on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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