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Skywatch @ Killhope

  • 26 Oct 2018
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • 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.

Enjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines. Experienced astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society will be on hand to show you around the night sky, using a range of powerful telescopes and other specialist equipment.

Displays and activities will be available in the Buddle House and you will be able to view projected astronomical images. All ages are welcome. Food and drink will be available.

Wrap up warm and bring a red-light torch (if you have one). 

Booking: Pre-booking essential. Call Killhope Museum on 013888 537505

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



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

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