Northumberland StarFest

Event date:
25th February 2022
Time:
16:00
Location:
Brown Rigg Lodges, Bellingham

Enjoy an incredible residential event for families and friends is located in the Northumberland Dark Sky Park with meals and accommodation included.

Two nights and three days of astronomy family fun, staying in a luxury Lodge or Guest Room inside the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Learn about, space, the stars and planets from professional astronomers with extensive knowledge and years of experience.

StarFest is suitable for most families, if you have very young children or someone with disabilities then please contact Brown Rigg Lodges to discuss suitability and any special arrangements needed.

The ticket includes:

Astronomer led activities on Friday, Saturday and Sunday which include:

2 x stargazing talks;
2 x night-time stargazing sessions;
3 x workshops; and
Other activities tbc.

GET TO KNOW YOUR TELESCOPE
Bring your own telescope, OR play with ours.

ASTRONOMY FOR ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
The basics for a great night of stargazing; naked eye, binocular, and telescope astronomy.

4 THINGS TO LOOK FOR & APPS
Easy to find objects in the night sky, including 4 “need to know” objects.

BUILD YOUR OWN SPECTROSCOPE
We will show you how to make a simple version of a scientific device to analyse starlight.

ROCKET BUILDING AND LAUNCHING
Build and launch a water rocket and win prizes (meteorites and tektites.

Book your tickets for Northumberland StarFest on the Brown Rigg Lodges website here.

This event is part of the 2022 Northumberland Dark Skies Festival.

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