Bardon Mill, Hexham, NE47 7AN, North East
Located within the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park the Sill is a fantastic location to spot shooting stars and this event is a great opportunity to get all of the family out under dark starry skies. Timed to coincide with the peak of the Orionid meteor shower the event includes a presentation about comets -- whose dusty tails ultimately result in the shooting stars we see -- then weather permitting outdoor stargazing. Wrap up warm! Booking required.
- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
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 Northumberland National Park 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 Northumberland National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Saturday 21st October 2017
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Sill National Landscape Discovery Centre 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.