Night Sky Safari
Please note: we do not send tickets by post, instead they will arrive attached to your booking confirmation email.
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Come and experience an unforgettable night of observational astronomy under the starry skies of Kielder and the largest expanse of protected dark skies in Europe - the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Our "Night Sky Safari" sessions are specifically geared towards maximising observing time through our telescopes. If you own your own telescope you are welcome to bring it with you, this is a great opportunity to get some expert advice! When you arrive you'll receive a short introduction to the night's planned observing schedule and receive tuition on how to use the telescopes so to maximise your experience. Our expert volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions and no previous experience is necessary! Let us be your guides around the night sky, we'll give you a laser-guided tour of the constellations giving tips on how you yourself can find all sorts of objects including planets, star clusters and even galaxies the brightest of which can be seen with the naked eye from our observation deck. We may even catch a glimpse of the International Space Station as it glides across the sky! On cold nights the log fire will be keeping the observatory warm and cosy and we'll be serving refreshments including our famous hot chocolate, take your hot drinks outside and chill out on the observation deck lying back in our Moon chairs to observe the Mikly Way as it arches across the sky above you. You decide!
Please note: A hot drink will be served at some point during the event and is included in the ticket price.