The year 2019 represents the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo moon landing... Join in the celebrations at one of these special events.
Go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park and experience the largest expanse of protected dark skies in the UK. Covering an area of 572 square miles 96% of the park benefits from the lowest levels of light pollution.
The park includes the darkest locations in England and on clear moonless nights the Milky Way can be clearly seen stretching across star-filled skies. There are a range of fabulous places to stargaze from including official dark sky sites and stargazing-friendly accommodation.
Frequent public stargazing events organised by park authorities or run by local astronomical societies. The twice annual Kielder Starcamp attracts many amateur astronomers. The park is home to the renowned Kielder Observatory which offers stargazing events 7 days a week. .
The map below shows places to go stargazing in Northumberland Dark Sky Park including observatories, officially recognised dark sky locations and recommended sites. We very much welcome suggestions if you'd like to contact us.