Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 265 5510

Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings.

The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communites and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of galant valour and past spirits.

There is a scientific explanation for these events, and tonight we will explore how science has discoverd the processes that create the aurora in the sky. Learn about the incredible energy that the sun releases second by second, how this energy interacts with the earths atmosphere and gives us a light show like no other...

Tonight we cannot guarantee that you will see aurora but they have been observed from the Kielder Observatory many times. Most importantly we will teach you how to find them so that when you leave you will be proficient in knowing when and where to look.

After the talk we will have a tour of the facility taking in the telescopes and how they work, we will open up the observatories and peer into deep space and observe stars and other objects.

All the staff at the observatory will be on hand to answer all questions... dark matter and beyond!

Dates

From To
Monday04/09/2017Monday04/09/201720:00 - 23:00
 

Facilities

Car parking available Guided Tours Toilet Facilities

Venue

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory takes place at...
Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)
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Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory

Kielder Observatory
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 265 5510

What's nearby

Otterstone
Kielder Lodge
Dining Area
Picnic bench

Kielder Observatory - Aurora Night

Overview

Kielder Observatory is an astronomical attraction at Kielder Water & Forest Park run by the Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society. Please visit www.kielderobservatory.org for all event bookings.

The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communites and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of galant valour and past spirits.

There is a scientific explanation for these events, and tonight we will explore how science has discoverd the processes that create the aurora in the sky. Learn about the incredible energy that the sun releases second by second, how this energy interacts with the earths atmosphere and gives us a light show like no other...

Tonight we cannot guarantee that you will see aurora but they have been observed from the Kielder Observatory many times. Most importantly we will teach you how to find them so that when you leave you will be proficient in knowing when and where to look.

After the talk we will have a tour of the facility taking in the telescopes and how they work, we will open up the observatories and peer into deep space and observe stars and other objects.

All the staff at the observatory will be on hand to answer all questions... dark matter and beyond!

Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory takes place at...
Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)

Dates & times for Aurora Night at Kielder Observatory, Kielder

From To
Monday04/09/2017Monday04/09/201720:00 - 23:00
 

Facilities

Car parking available Guided Tours Toilet Facilities

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