Kielder Observatory Comes to Newcastle - Chasing the Northern Lights

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Kielder Observatory is coming to Newcastle once again to bring alive the wonders of our Universe, don't miss your chance to join us at the Vermont Hotel to find out more about the Aurora Borealis...

The Northern Lights!

What are they? How do we see them?


They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of gallant valour and past spirits.

At Kielder Observatory we aim to integrate the spiritual stories surrounding the aurora and the fascinating science facts behind it.

We will explore how science has studied and discovered the processes that create the beautiful dancing Northern Lights.  Learn about the incredible energy that the sun releases second by second and how this energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere to give us a light show like no other


Tonight you will learn not only the science behind the aurora but also how to find them and the best locations in the UK. This means when your event is over you will be proficient in knowing when and where to look for these legendary dancing lights.

This will be followed by a Q & A session and the Observatory team will be on hand to show you images, talk telescopes as well as astronomy

·     Learn not only the science behind the Northern Lights but also how to find them yourself

·    Physics with Dr Fred

·    Telescope Workshop

·    Finding and locating objects in the sky


The Ball Room bar will be open during the event and for anyone who would like to make a night of it, the Vermont Hotel has offered a special room rate of £60 B&B (single occupancy) or £70 for two people.  A special booking code will be emailed to you within your event booking confirmation should you wish to take up this offer




VENUE: Ball Room at the Vermont Hotel, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1RQ