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Perseid Meteor Shower @ Killhope

  • 12 Aug 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • 13 Aug 2018
  • 1:00 AM
  • Killhope Lead Mining Museum, Weardale

This event is part of the second annual North Pennines Stargazing Festival running between 20 Oct-04 Nov 2018, during Half-Term.   Organised by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and supported by: Durham County Council; Northumberland County Council and Visit County Durham, the 2018 Stargazing Festival will take advantage of the area's stunning dark skyscape with 30 events over the two weeks unlocking the wonders of the night sky. If you are an existing Supporting Members of North Pennines Observatory you can enjoy discounted ticket prices for some paid-for events during the festival.

Lie back in your deck chair and enjoy the show! Kicking off with folk music, and kids activities (including rocket launching) the evening will build up to the main event with projected astronomical images, drop-in space-themed activities and much, much more. From ten onwards the Perseid Meteor Shower should result in 60 to 70 shooting stars per hour.

Join us at Killhope Museum (DL13 1ATR) for this special ‘launch pad’ event for the North Pennines Stargazing Festival – to whet your appetite for the autumn festival running 20 October to 4 November www.NorthPenninesStarFest.org.uk.

Food and drink will be available. Some deck chairs will be on hand on the night but if you have your own bring it along! Wrap up warm and bring a blanket and red torches (if you have them).

Booking: Pre-booking essential. Call Killhope Museum on 01388 537505.

Cost: Adults – £4; Concessions/children – £2

The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by the North Pennines AONB Partnership

The Observatory is currently only available for private bookings

North Pennines AONB Partnership, Allendale Village Hall, Allendale, Northumberland NE47 9PR 

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