North Pennines Stargazing Week

What’s on in Stargazing Week?

The North Pennines Stargazing Festival has gone virtual for 2020. The new North Pennines Stargazing Week starts today and runs until Sunday 1 November. We have virtual events, how-to guides and online content to immerse you in the glorious dark skies of the North Pennines AONB.

Visit our Stargazing Week page for more information – we’ll be using it as our event hub for the week, and you’ll also see updates here on the blog every day.

Look out for our online events exploring the dark skies of the North Pennines AONB:

Every day we will have star tips for observing the night sky from astronomer, Richard Darn, as well as interviews with experts and blogs and guides to help you have your own stargazing adventures.

We have self-guided activities at Bowlees Visitor Centre for families over half-term, and some online activities too.

Why not see how amazing our dark skies can be with our online exhibition by astrophotographer Gary Lintern which launches today?

We’ll be on social media using the hashtags #NorthPennStarWeek20 and #NPennDarkSkies. Why not share your own dark skies images and use the hashtag too? Our daily stargazing tips and how to guides will use the hashtag #backyardstargazing and we’d love you to share your own stargazing adventures with us.

Sheep under a starry sky © Gary Lintern

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