The 2019 North Pennines Stargazing Festival runs during Half Term.
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Visit the inky black skies in the darkest mainland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and celebrate our fabulous nightscape while enjoying jaw-dropping stargazing opportunities.
Over the 12 days of the festival you will find 30 events to help you unlock the wonders of the night sky. Why not book several and make a short break of it?
•The stunning planetarium film - ‘CAPCOM GO! The Apollo Story’ in our Pop-up Planetarium events (Hexham, Barnard Castle and Alston). Marking the 50th anniversary of the first man on the Moon
•Return of our two-day Teesdale Star Camp
•Astrophotography workshops at High Force, The Bowes Museum, Raby Castle and Blanchland
•Talks on the Science of the Sun and the Moon, Discovering the Andromeda Galaxy, and Myths and Legends of the Night Sky
•Night e-biking with an expert astronomer
The festival has been organised by the North Pennines AONB Partnership and has been supported by:
Visit County Durham, Northumberland County Council and Carlisle City Council.