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Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Northumberland home to Europe’s biggest dark sky park

Other posts by  |  Frances Whitehead on Google+ |  December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Northumberland is home to the largest Dark Skies Park in Europe, following a successful bid by Northumberland National Park to create the dark skies preserve in the Border Country. It combines areas covering the national park and Kielder Water and Forest Park and will be called Northumberland International Dark Sky Park (NDSP).

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Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Northumbrian dark skies fan creates stunning image as a homage to Hubble

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  October 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

An amateur astronomer and fan of Northumberland Dark Skies has created the same famous image of galaxies far away produced by the Hubble telescope in 1995. But Robbie did so by using only his own modest telescope at at Kielder Star Camp. Northumberland’s Dark Skies made it possible for Robbie to produce the image.

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Kielder marks July with Sharp Shooters days, High Romps, and lots more activities

Kielder marks July with Sharp Shooters days, High Romps, and lots more activities

Other posts by  |  Steve Smith on Google+ |  July 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Calvert Trust Kielder in west Northumberland is set to mark July with a broad range of activities. They include Sharp Shooter Day every Sunday, canoeing or kayaking, star gazing events at Kielder Observatory, high rope activities, and lots more throughout the month.

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Aurora Borealis set for dramatic return

Aurora Borealis set for dramatic return

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

According to prominent Northumberland astronomer Dr Adrian Jannetta, the Northern Lights are set to shine on in Northumberland – and indeed the North of England – in the coming weeks. The frequency with which the Northern Lights appear in our skies should increase over the next 12-18 months. This will be followed by a period of decline as the sunspot cycle winds down again.

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Kielder Observatory – School’s out for starstruck students

Kielder Observatory – School’s out for starstruck students

Other posts by  |  Sheelagh Caygill on Google+ |  January 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kielder Observatory in Kielder Water & Forest Park will host a series of star gazing events specifically aimed at kids interested in the night sky. The facility hosts a year-round programme of astronomy events. But to get the best of the darkest night skies in England, the events usually take place from 8pm till late. At February half term between 10-17, there will be additional events aimed at families that start from 5pm.

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