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September and October Weekends @ Lightwater Valley


01 September 2018 - 31 October 2018

Lightwater Valley in Ripon, North Yorkshire, is now open weekends throughout September and October so visitors can enjoy over 35 rides and attractions all week long!


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History Walk @ Durham Cathedral


13 October 2018

10:30am

A chance to experience a walking tour of Durham Cathedral’s historic woodlands and riverbanks guided by an expert walk leader.


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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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Solar System Trail


22 October 2018 - 04 November 2018

10am - 4:30pm

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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Alston Skywatch


23 October 2018

7-9pm

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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Discover the Constellations


23 October 2018

6-8pm

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


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A Night with the Stars


25 October 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cost: £30

Join us in our recently renovated Gatehouse for an evening of stargazing with Joe Gordon. Joe is an expert in his field and will give a beginners’ guide to stargazing. If the weather is clear, expect a trip to the bottom of our garden to have a look through the telescopes!


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Skywatch @ Killhope @ Killhope


26 October 2018

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Cost: Adults – £4; Concessions/children – £2

Enjoy some of the darkest skies in the North Pennines. Experienced astronomers from the Sunderland Astronomical Society will be on hand to show you around the night sky, using a range of powerful telescopes and other specialist equipment.


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North Pennines at Night Exhibition


27 October 2018

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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How Old Are You, Really?


27 October 2018

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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


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Skywatch Down Under


28 October 2018

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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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Skywatch Stanhope


28 October 2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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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Tame Your Telescope


30 October 2018

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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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Riverside Fireworks


04 November 2018

The gates for Riverside Fireworks will open at 4.30pm and the display will begin at 6.30pm.

£5, children under 6 go free!

Chester-le-Street Riverside Fireworks returns this year with a circus themed event featuring a spectacular fully choreographed fireworks display accompanied by a musical extravaganza of songs from the hit musical The Greatest Showman.


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