Spend a night with the stars

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A SERIES of stargazing events are being held at Kielder Observatory over the next week.

An Evening with the Hubble Space Telescope takes place tomorrow and Saturday, where visitors will be able to listen to an astronomer talking about how this telescope works.

See some of the most incredible images it has taken and learn about what will happen to Hubble as it reaches the end of its life, and what will replace it.

After the talk, the telescopes will be opened up, allowing visitors to look at planets, galaxies and other objects under expert guidance.

Then on Wednesday, the observatory will host a public observing, where you will learn about the dark sky with your naked eye, or by using the binoculars or telescopes provided at the observatory. Alternatively, bring your own equipment.

Dress warm for both events, which start at 8pm and cost £8 adults, £6 concessions.

Booking is essential. Call 07805 638469 for assistance or book online at www.kielderobseratory.org