Aurora Night

Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 2655510

Our most popular event... The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of gallant valour and past spirits. At Kielder Observatory we aim to integrate the spiritual and the scientific and tonight we will explore how science has discovered the processes that create the Northern Lights. Learn about the incredible energy that the sun releases second by second and how this energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere to give us a light show like no other... The Northern Lights have been observed from the Kielder Observatory many times. The above photograph was taken by Gary at Kielder Observatory! Tonight you will learn not only the science but also how to find them so that when you leave you will be proficient in knowing when and where to look. After the talk you will enjoy a tour of the Observatory, see the telescopes and meet our team of astronomers. The team will be on hand to answer all your questions and to help you use our telescopes to observe a range of objects including craters on the moon, distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Join us on our observation deck and gaze at the glittering stars of the Milky Way all from one of Europe's darkest locations...

Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Tickets priced from £20.15 to £46.75)
1
£0.00
per ticket

Ticket prices vary per event and for weekends or late events, concessions available. £20.15 - £46.75.

Various dates and times available please visit the website http://www.kielderobservatory.org/ for more information, booking is essential.

Dates

From To
Monday18/12/2017Monday18/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday20/12/2017Wednesday20/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Thursday28/12/2017Thursday28/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Friday29/12/2017Friday29/12/201723:30 - 02:30
 
Monday08/01/2018Monday08/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday10/01/2018Wednesday10/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday15/01/2018Monday15/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday17/01/2018Wednesday17/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday22/01/2018Monday22/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday24/01/2018Wednesday24/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday26/01/2018Friday26/01/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday29/01/2018Monday29/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday31/01/2018Wednesday31/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday05/02/2018Monday05/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday07/02/2018Wednesday07/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday09/02/2018Friday09/02/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Wednesday14/02/2018Wednesday14/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday19/02/2018Monday19/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Tuesday20/02/2018Tuesday20/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday21/02/2018Wednesday21/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday26/02/2018Monday26/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday28/02/2018Wednesday28/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday05/03/2018Monday05/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday07/03/2018Wednesday07/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday12/03/2018Monday12/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday14/03/2018Wednesday14/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Saturday17/03/2018Saturday17/03/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday19/03/2018Monday19/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday21/03/2018Wednesday21/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Saturday24/03/2018Saturday24/03/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday26/03/2018Monday26/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday28/03/2018Wednesday28/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday02/04/2018Monday02/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday04/04/2018Wednesday04/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday06/04/2018Friday06/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Saturday07/04/2018Saturday07/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday09/04/2018Monday09/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday11/04/2018Wednesday11/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday13/04/2018Friday13/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Saturday14/04/2018Saturday14/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday16/04/2018Monday16/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday18/04/2018Wednesday18/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday23/04/2018Monday23/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday30/04/2018Monday30/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 

Times are approximate only, please visit the website for accurate tines, up to date availability and to book: http://www.kielderobservatory.org/

Facilities

Child / family friendly

Venue

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Aurora Night

Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 2655510

What's nearby

Otterstone
Kielder Lodge
Dining Area
Picnic bench

Aurora Night

Overview

Our most popular event... The Northern Lights! What are they? How do we see them? They have influenced fairy tales and folklore for millennia, shaped communities and religious beliefs, provided civilisations with incredible stories of gallant valour and past spirits. At Kielder Observatory we aim to integrate the spiritual and the scientific and tonight we will explore how science has discovered the processes that create the Northern Lights. Learn about the incredible energy that the sun releases second by second and how this energy interacts with the Earth’s atmosphere to give us a light show like no other... The Northern Lights have been observed from the Kielder Observatory many times. The above photograph was taken by Gary at Kielder Observatory! Tonight you will learn not only the science but also how to find them so that when you leave you will be proficient in knowing when and where to look. After the talk you will enjoy a tour of the Observatory, see the telescopes and meet our team of astronomers. The team will be on hand to answer all your questions and to help you use our telescopes to observe a range of objects including craters on the moon, distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Join us on our observation deck and gaze at the glittering stars of the Milky Way all from one of Europe's darkest locations...

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Tickets priced from £20.15 to £46.75)
1
£0.00
per ticket

Ticket prices vary per event and for weekends or late events, concessions available. £20.15 - £46.75.

Various dates and times available please visit the website http://www.kielderobservatory.org/ for more information, booking is essential.

Dates & times for Aurora Night

From To
Monday18/12/2017Monday18/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday20/12/2017Wednesday20/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Thursday28/12/2017Thursday28/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Friday29/12/2017Friday29/12/201723:30 - 02:30
 
Monday08/01/2018Monday08/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday10/01/2018Wednesday10/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday15/01/2018Monday15/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday17/01/2018Wednesday17/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday22/01/2018Monday22/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday24/01/2018Wednesday24/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday26/01/2018Friday26/01/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday29/01/2018Monday29/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday31/01/2018Wednesday31/01/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday05/02/2018Monday05/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday07/02/2018Wednesday07/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday09/02/2018Friday09/02/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Wednesday14/02/2018Wednesday14/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday19/02/2018Monday19/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Tuesday20/02/2018Tuesday20/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday21/02/2018Wednesday21/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday26/02/2018Monday26/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday28/02/2018Wednesday28/02/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday05/03/2018Monday05/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday07/03/2018Wednesday07/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday12/03/2018Monday12/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday14/03/2018Wednesday14/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Saturday17/03/2018Saturday17/03/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday19/03/2018Monday19/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday21/03/2018Wednesday21/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Saturday24/03/2018Saturday24/03/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday26/03/2018Monday26/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday28/03/2018Wednesday28/03/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday02/04/2018Monday02/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday04/04/2018Wednesday04/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday06/04/2018Friday06/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Saturday07/04/2018Saturday07/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday09/04/2018Monday09/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday11/04/2018Wednesday11/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Friday13/04/2018Friday13/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Saturday14/04/2018Saturday14/04/201819:45 - 22:45
 
Monday16/04/2018Monday16/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Wednesday18/04/2018Wednesday18/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday23/04/2018Monday23/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 
Monday30/04/2018Monday30/04/201820:00 - 23:00
 

Times are approximate only, please visit the website for accurate tines, up to date availability and to book: http://www.kielderobservatory.org/

Facilities

Child / family friendly

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