A stargazing experience is an ideal gift for anyone interested in astronomy — a getaway break to a dark sky location is a memorable and truly unique adventure! It’s great fun exploring the Universe with the help of experienced astronomers, learning to navigate the constellations and observing incredibly distant objects through large telescopes.
Anyone with an interest in astronomy, no matter their level of knowledge, would absolutely love such an experience! These experiences can be gifted in the form of a voucher that can be redeemed by the recipient allowing them to book on an event of their choice in a variety of regions across the UK. Here’s some recommendations that we know make would make for a perfect present!
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Experienced astronomer Robert Ince, founding Director of the Scottish Dark Sky Observatory, will be your guide as you enjoy the fabulous dark skies in some of England’s best stargazing locations including the Lake District, Forest of Bowland and Northumberland.
The North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is rightfully becoming renowned for fantastic light-pollution free dark skies and this stargazing voucher is an ideal gift for any couple wanting to explore the area both by day and particularly by night!
Learn to take stunning photographs of the night sky with an expert! You’ll soon be blending technology and art to capture the wonders of the sky taking pictures you never would have thought possible! An ideal present for any budding photographer!
An experienced local astronomer and expert astrophotographer will be your tutor for this Astrophotography Workshop within the rural surroundings of County Durham. Ideal for anyone interested in photography that would like to learn how to capture awesome images of the night skies.
Enjoy the fabulous dark skies above the Brecon Beacons with enthusiastic astronomers… Using portable telescopes you’ll be guided around the cosmos observing numerous celestial objects. Perfect for those looking for something “out of this world!”
Central Wales is well known to astronomers for having fantastic dark skies and stunning views of the Milky Way… What better excuse to get away from the hustle and bustle than a family weekend away stargazing! This experience includes “glamping” in comfortable wigwams for added adventure with an expert team of astronomers as your guides.
Explore the home of Greenwich Mean Time! The Royal Observatory, once home to famous astronomers such as Sir Edmund Halley and Sir John Flamsteed and set in the wonderful Greenwich Park, is a fabulous place for anyone interested in astronomy to visit. This experience for two includes an audio guide — for an additional treat pre-book the planetarium show (unfortunately not included with the experience voucher).