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Skywatch Down Under


28 October 2018

Cost: £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Join Gary Lintern, astronomer and astrophotographer, to see some of the highlights of the spring sky in the Southern Hemisphere, live from the Australian Outback.


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Alston Skywatch


23 October 2018

Cost: Adult – £10; Child – £5; Families – £25 + Eventbrite booking fee

Come and join us for night of stargazing! After a short chat about what is on view in the night sky and a quick introduction to how to use the telescopes and binoculars we will get outside.


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Secondary Rocket Workshop (Ages 11+)


23 October 2018

Cost: 1 Child/1 Adult – £5; 2 Children/2 Adults – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Have fun designing, building and launching your own water bottle rocket (as well as taking it home afterwards). All materials supplied.


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Primary Rocket Workshop (Ages 5-10)


23 October 2018

Cost: 1 Child/1 Adult – £5; 2 Children/2 Adults – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Have fun designing, building and launching your own stomp paper rockets (as well as taking it home afterwards) – all materials supplied.


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Skywatch Stanhope


28 October 2018

Cost: £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Guided by Gary Lintern, Chair of the North Pennines Astronomy Society, you will see the highlights of the autumn sky in the North Pennines, using binoculars and a telescope.


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Searching for Life


30 October 2018

Does ET really exist? Is there intelligent life out there and if so how will we ever get in contact? Join astronomer Richard Darn on a colourful trip through the cosmos to find answers to this time-less conundrum.


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Discover the Constellations


23 October 2018

Discover the beauty of the dark skies of the North Pennines.


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Pop-up Planetarium @ Stanhope


22 October 2018

Cost: Adults – £5; Concessions – £2; Families – £10 + Eventbrite booking fee

Join us in St Thomas’ Church Hall in Stanhope for a journey through the universe in our spectacular planetarium dome. This immersive experience will take you to infinity and beyond, touring our solar system before heading through the Milky Way to other galaxies.


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Tame Your Telescope


30 October 2018

Cost: £25 + Eventbrite booking fee (£1 discount for members of the North Pennines Observatory – Supporting, Corporate or members of the North Pennines Astronomy Society)

Do you have a telescope that you do not really know how to use? Or would you simply like to get more out of the equipment you have? Join us to ‘tame your telescope’.


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Bohemian Rhapsody 4D


24 October 2018

To celebrate the release of Bohemian Rhapsody in 4DX, Cineworld Middlesbrough is encouraging guests to dress like the band Queen for one night only.


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Star Camp


19 October 2018 - 21 October 2018

Cost: Pitch fees (electric £16 per night; non-electric £13 per night – caravans, camper vans, tents) plus £8.50 per person per night ‘astronomy charge’ (£6 for under 16s).

Join experienced astronomer Richard Darn and friends for a spectacular two-night star camp (at Doe Park Caravan Site in Teesdale) under the North Pennines sky.


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North Pennines at Night Exhibition


27 October 2018

This exhibition will make use of a large darkened space to project work by local photographers, featuring the dark skies and landscapes of the AONB and UNESCO Global Geopark.


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Solar System Walk and Diorama Workshop


21 October 2018

Children - £5 (accompanying adults free)

Discover the planets on a guided walk to Gibson’s Cave with Astro Joe (bring wellies/boots and warm/waterproof clothing). Are they close together or far apart? How big are they, compared to each other?


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Family Halloween Fright Night


26 October 2018 - 27 October 2018

£10 per person or £36 family ticket (up to 4 people).

Let's Circus return to Wharton Park for the third year with a BRAND NEW Halloween themed circus performance taking place in the outdoor amphitheater for 2 nights.


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Solar System Trail


22 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

Cost: Children – 50p

Follow the themed trail from Bowlees Visitor Centre in Upper Teesdale to discover the planets in the grounds.


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How Old Are You, Really?


27 October 2018

In this talk local astronomer and science educator Andy Gray will explore how physics and chemistry created biology.


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THE BIG DRAW


20 October 2018 - 26 October 2018

Get creative and make your mark as part of an artist-led Big Draw activity, inspired by Auckland Tower's stunning views.


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HAUNTED HALL GHOST STORIES


27 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

Haven’t you heard that Belsay Hall is haunted? We dare you to join us for a candlelit ghost tour this October half term! Stay up late to hear some spooky (but family-friendly!) stories, explore the hall after dark, and be on your guard for things that go bump in the night...


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MONSTERS AND MAD HATTERS


17 March 2018 - 01 January 2019

Tickets for Monster Mash cost £3.50 child/ £2.50 adult / £10.50 family of 4/ under 12 months £1 to be paid at the shop on the day/ £25 group ticket (10x tickets).
Tickets for Alan in Wonderland cost £4 each and £2.50 for Meet Ashley Dyer and booking is essential for all events.


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AUCKLAND TOWER OPENING


20 October 2018

Enjoy music, stories, art activities and fabulous views as we celebrate the opening of Auckland Tower, The Auckland Project’s purpose-built welcome centre.


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Musical Fireworks Spectacular


02 November 2018

Adult - £8.00 / Child (4 to 11yrs) and Young adult (12 to 15yrs) - £4.00 / Children up to 3yrs - free when sitting on an adult’s knee

Join us for the North East’s BIGGEST seated Musical Fireworks Spectacular, an evening of first class entertainment for all the family!


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