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Close Encounters of the Third Kind

  • 4 Nov 2018
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • North Pennines Observatory, Allenheads

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 us up at the North Pennines Observatory for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s 1977 masterpiece, in association with Allenheads Contemporary Arts. This classic sci-fi film was digitally remastered in 2017 for its 40th birthday.

£1 discount off ticket prices for members of the North Pennines Observatory (Supporting, Corporate and members of the North Pennines Astronomy Society).

To book go to: www.northpennines.org.uk/events-calendar/close-encounters-of-the-third-kind/

TICKETS: Adults £7.50; Observatory Members £6.50

Access to the Observatory is via an extremely steep access road and there is only very limited space for parking – access details here.

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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