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Stars at Night
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An exciting 2 day Dark Skies Festival celebrating the 10 Year Dark Sky Park Anniversary. 

Including Special Talks from Guest Speakers, Stargazing, Planetarium Events and Workshops covering all things Astronomy and Space!

Open day - Saturday - All ages and abilities! Free entry

Friday 19th January

8pm Welcome talk by Wil Cheung

8:30PM Guest Speaker

Dr Jurden Schmoll

(Durham University) 

The worlds largest telescope ELT


9PM - Stargazing / Planetarium


10PM Day 1 ends

If you'd like to join, please book onto our evening Stargazing session here

Saturday 20th January

Come down on this Saturday afternoon for a fun astronomy day

Celebrating Northumberland’s 10th year Dark Sky anniversary.

From 2pm we will have a series of fun activities including free planetarium shows in our immersive dome.

Meet astronomers, telescope workshops and talks in our BRAND new room,

The Space...

Special Guests from U.K. Astronomy, Go Stargazing and instrument scientists will be there!

Have you purchased a telescope and would like some tips and help?

Would you like to learn how to use a telescope?

Learn some basics to the night sky

No need to book, free entry

1 - 5pm

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Twice Brewed Planetarium

Our purpose built 360 degree immersive dome brings to life the universe.  See the aurora as if you are in the arctic circle, travel through Nebula, fly through Saturn’s rings and much more! Suitable for all ages - we have family specific shows, aimed at younger children. 

If you enjoy our planetarium during the Dark Skies Festival, why not take a look at dates to come back with family, friends and children. We host regular shows for all ages, with 4 shows available. 

Meal Deal


We are delighted to welcome schools, groups and organisations to our planetarium for exciting, educational showings. We can accommodate up to 30 adults/children and offer a range of shows to suit your syllabus and age range.

Dates & times are entirely flexible to suit your needs. 

Please get in touch to discuss availabilities.

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