These events promise to be spectacular evenings of celebration and socially distanced astronomy.
On arrival, your health and safety is our primary concern, and we have a comprehensive system in place to ensure that you have a wonderful, and safe, time with us. We have also specifically reduced attendee numbers, to assist us in our efforts to keep you safe.
The event will begin with a personal welcome from our astronomer, Gary Fildes. Gary is a very experienced science communicator and astronomer, and founder of the Kielder Observatory, where he was Director and CEO for over 11 years.
After the welcome, Gary and the team will escort you into our new state of the art classroom, which has a cosy feel, and high definition (HD) projection system. Gary will take you on a whistle stop tour of the Universe. Following this, we will split into groups and, weather depending, start observing the sky, with our array of telescopes and cameras.
With no Moon in the sky, we will look out for the stunning Milky Way, which is high overhead, and the planets Saturn, Mars and Jupiter, then use our robotic telescope to scour the skies for jewels of the cosmos, for us to ponder.
Then it’s back into the classroom for a hot drink, more astronomy photography questions, and boundless knowledge and inspiration.