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Spooky Space

  • 31 Oct 2018
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • High Forest Community Centre, Sinderhope NE47 9SB

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.


Join Joe Gordon, local astronomer, for an evening looking at spooky space!

First fright – we will be wondering about the ancient sacred festivals of Halloween and the origins of spirits and fairies.

Second scare – we will look at where the Earth is in its orbit around the sun today and why that is important. Joe will need some volunteers to help out especially if they happen to be wearing a spooky outfit.

Third terror – see what we can identify in the night sky tonight. Are the lights in the sky spirits and fairies or are they planets, remnants of exploded stars or galaxies millions of light years away.

Weather permitting we will do some stargazing as part of the evening. Feel free to bring your camera and tripod to capture some beautiful views of the Milky Way will be overhead in the night sky. Wrap up warm and bring a red light torch (if you have one).

To book go to: www.northpennines.org.uk/events-calendar/spooky-space/

Tickets: Families £10.00; Adult £5.00; Concessions £2.00

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

The Observatory is currently only available for private bookings

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