Orion; Dark Sky Hunter

Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 265 5510

The giant constellation of Orion has been rcecognised throughout millennia as one of the most inspiring sights of the night sky. The ancient Greeks would look at Orion and associate its pattern of stars as that of a hunter, readied to unleash an arrow in to the sky. Nowadays we look towards the constellation and admire its beauty and its retinue of objects studded within the star fields that surround it. Orion has nestled in it the closest star forming region we have; The Orion Nebula, a vast cloud of dust and gas that forms new hot stars, the light from which sculpts this fascinating region, as it glows we explore it. Weather permitting, using our large aperture telescopes from the stunning dark skies of the Northumberland international Dark sky park we will tonight explore this superb constellation. We will see the Orion nebula visually as well as using our sophisticated cameras so we can all see this stunning object in high resolution. Then we will zip off to see one of the other objects The Horsehead Nebula, a swirling cloud of dust and gas this time its dark and stunning and a challenge, to see this object you need dark skies and large apertures. We have them both. Add to this the enthusiasm of our staff and volunteers, and then your night is guaranteed.

Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Tickets priced from £18.15 to £46.75)
£0.00
per ticket

Ticket prices vary per event and for weekends or late events, concessions available. £18.15 - £46.75.

Various dates and times available, please visit the website for more information, booking is essential:

www.kielderobservatory.org

Dates

From To
Thursday21/12/2017Thursday21/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 

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

Facilities

Car parking available Online booking Event venue Open all year Guided Tours Toilet Facilities

Venue

Orion; Dark Sky Hunter takes place at...
Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)
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Orion; Dark Sky Hunter

Kielder Water and Forest Park
Kielder
Northumberland
NE48 1ER

0191 265 5510

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Orion; Dark Sky Hunter

Orion

Overview

The giant constellation of Orion has been rcecognised throughout millennia as one of the most inspiring sights of the night sky. The ancient Greeks would look at Orion and associate its pattern of stars as that of a hunter, readied to unleash an arrow in to the sky. Nowadays we look towards the constellation and admire its beauty and its retinue of objects studded within the star fields that surround it. Orion has nestled in it the closest star forming region we have; The Orion Nebula, a vast cloud of dust and gas that forms new hot stars, the light from which sculpts this fascinating region, as it glows we explore it. Weather permitting, using our large aperture telescopes from the stunning dark skies of the Northumberland international Dark sky park we will tonight explore this superb constellation. We will see the Orion nebula visually as well as using our sophisticated cameras so we can all see this stunning object in high resolution. Then we will zip off to see one of the other objects The Horsehead Nebula, a swirling cloud of dust and gas this time its dark and stunning and a challenge, to see this object you need dark skies and large apertures. We have them both. Add to this the enthusiasm of our staff and volunteers, and then your night is guaranteed.

Orion; Dark Sky Hunter takes place at...
Kielder Observatory, Kielder (Science and Technology)

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Tickets priced from £18.15 to £46.75)
£0.00
per ticket

Ticket prices vary per event and for weekends or late events, concessions available. £18.15 - £46.75.

Various dates and times available, please visit the website for more information, booking is essential:

www.kielderobservatory.org

Dates & times for Orion; Dark Sky Hunter

From To
Thursday07/12/2017Thursday07/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 
Thursday21/12/2017Thursday21/12/201720:00 - 23:00
 

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

Facilities

Car parking available Online booking Event venue Open all year Guided Tours Toilet Facilities

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