The People’s Star Party at Kielder – Autumn 2019

Friday 18th October 2019 from 16:00pm to Sunday 20th October 2019 12:00pm

Kielder Campsite

Kielder Village, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1ER


Join experienced astronomers from the Go Stargazing team for a weekend of stargazing at the fabulous location of Kielder Campsite. 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 for some expert tuition and advice including cameras with tripods with which you'll be able to take stunning photographs of the Milky Way.

There will be astronomically themed talks, solar observing during the day and a bottle-rocket competition for children (both young and old!).

Contact the campsite directly to reserve a pitch with electric hook up (numbers limited)! This is a fantastic weekend family getaway -- we look forward to seeing you there!

- 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.

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Go Stargazing who should be contacted if you have any queries.



1. Visit the Kielder Campsite website (opens in new tab) where you will see full details of this event including costs.

2. Click on the large button at the bottom of the page “TO BOOK ON THE CAMPSITE DURING A SPECIFIC EVENT, CLICK HERE”

3. On the reservations screen click on any of the green squares under “Friday 18th October” which takes you to a more detailed form (it doesn't matter which square you click)

4. In the reservations form indicate the number of tent pitches / hardstanding (camper van / caravan) you require and also under “Astronomer” fees indicate how many adults and children in your group

5. Click the “Reserve” button in the right hand column to proceed to payment.

Go to the organiser's web page for this event

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 18th October 2019

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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