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We offer a wide choice of stargazing events at various locations including the Battlesteads Dark Sky Observatory. Our events are tailored for all levels of expertise and interests and you can go stargazing with us wherever you are.  We also support STEM activities for Home Educators, schools and colleges and our AstroTastic project is all about seeding astronomy clubs in primary schools in the North East.

Events at Battlesteads

  • Aurora Hunting

    Aurora Hunting

    Explore the ethereal Northern Lights, discover how to predict them, where to see and how to photograph them.

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  • Astronomy for Absolute Beginners

    Astronomy for Absolute Beginners

    The basics for a night's stargazing; finding your way around the stars, what apps to use and a beginner's checklist of things to hunt.

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  • Dark Sky Discovery Night

    Dark Sky Discovery Night

    Gaze in wonder at the Milky Way and the universe beyond, see some of the fantastic things it contains like nebulae and star clusters.

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  • Stargazing & MoonWatch

    Stargazing & MoonWatch

    Marvel at the magnificent moon & go stargazing, looking for double stars, clusters, planets, galaxies and nebulae.

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  • Get to know your telescope

    Get to know your telescope

    Bring your own telescope or use ours & see how they work, how much they cost & get advice on what would be best for you & your budget.

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  • Shooting Star Supper

    Shooting Star Supper

    If you've ever wished upon a shooting star then come along & discover the origins of these magical objects whilst enjoying a tasty supper.

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  • Nightscape Photography

    Nightscape Photography

    Learn the first steps in taking pictures of the night sky and wonders of the universe; take fantastic pictures & timelapses of the landscape at night. Bring your DSRL & capture the milky way, moon-scapes & more.

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  • Private Parties

    Private Parties

    The observatory can be hired for you to use privately for many occasions such as; birthday parties, weddings, romantic evenings, anniversaries or even just for private stargazing and tuition.

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  • Deep Sky Astrophotography

    Deep Sky Astrophotography

    Capture the wonders of the universe, including Milky Way dark sky objects and beyond - up to halfway across the Cosmos! Tickets are limited for these events.

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