Dark Sky Park

Have you ever experienced a truly dark sky...

 

Much of Northumberland is beautiful and much is untouched, but one area of our land boasts an extra asset that makes it unique - total darkness.

 

At 580 square miles, our county's dark sky zone - Northumberland International Dark Sky Park - is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. Nestled within this astronomical oasis is the magnificent Kielder Observatory a public star-gazing facility like no other in the UK. 

Run by a team of passionate scientists and presenters, the observatory exists to share the magic of the night sky with everyone old or young, experienced astronomer or curious beginner. Their desire to let people experience a truly dark sky, and inspire a deeper sense of wonder because of it, makes Kielder Observatory a remarkable place, not just for Northumberland, but for planet earth.

At 580 square miles, our county's dark sky zone - Northumberland International Dark Sky Park - is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe.

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