Exploring the night sky along the coast at four venues

Picture by  Ian Glendinning.
Picture by Ian Glendinning.

Stargazers will have the opportunity to observe the night sky at various venues along the north Northumberland coast over the coming months.

Four events are being organised by the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Northumberland Astronomical Society (NASTRO) and will take place from next week until March.

The first stargazing evening is being held at the Tin Church, Low Newton, on Tuesday followed by Lindisfarne Castle on Friday, February 14, Bamburgh Pavilion on Saturday, March 15, and finally Hunting Hall Farm, Lowick, on Saturday March 22.

The AONB Partnership and NASTRO are grateful to the National Trust at Lindisfarne Castle, Tom and Karen Burn at Hunting Hall and both Low Newton and Bamburgh parish councils for supporting these events.

Each event will run from 8pm to 10pm and will feature an indoor guided tour of the Solar System, a laser-guided tour of the night sky, a series of other short talks and, weather permitting, be followed by an opportunity to observe the stars using a variety of telescopes.

All four events are free, but booking is essential as spaces are limited.

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Refreshments will be available and the events are suitable for all ages, but strictly no dogs allowed.

Attendees should bring suitable warm clothing and a torch.