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Our event star guides

The Observatory uses experienced Star Guides to lead activities and provide expertise and support to groups and individuals visiting the North Pennines Observatory. All of our guides have been recruited both for their enthusiasm and knowledge of astronomy and their skills in communicating with audiences of all ages and levels of experience.

GARY LINTERN

Chair of North Pennines Astronomy Society, Gary is an experienced astrophotographer and astronomer and also a qualified secondary science teacher. Gary is enthusiastic about showing people how to navigate and photograph the night sky, and helping them discover more about the workings of the universe.

DR FRED STEVENSON

Fred has been teaching adult education classes in astronomy and cosmology for 20 years at all levels from general interest to first year University. He is also an A-level physics and maths tutor with experience of teaching in further education colleges.  Having tutored weekend courses at the Kielder and Ninebanks Youth Hostels and regularly  given lectures to astro societies, Fred is always an informative and helpful Star Guide. 

ALAN JOHNSTON

As a former teacher and keen amateur astronomer, Alan is an engaging and informative Star Guide. He is always able to engage audiences - particularly youngsters - with his infectious enthusiasm for cosmology.


Want to become a Star Guide?

If you are interested in becoming a North Pennines Observatory Star Guide yourself, and think you have the right knowledge and skills, why not download an application form?

Copyright Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited 2017

The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, a volunteer-run Community Benefit Society

The Observatory runs events for members, open events for non-members and is available for private bookings

All enquiries about the Observatory should be directed to AVEL on the Allen Valley Landscape Partnership phone number: 01434 683517

Allen Valleys Enterprise Ltd Allendale Village Hall, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PR 

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