Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium
Bardon Mill, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 7AN
Enjoy the spectacularly dark skies of Northumberland at this stargazing event at the Twice Brewed Observatory.
These events are ideal for beginners and families, with each group of guests given a Dobsonian telescope with astronomers on hand offering friendly, expert guidance.
Throughout Winter, the planets Mars, Jupiter and Venus will be visible in the evening skies, and these look awesome through telescopes!
Note that these events occur on most days from December to the end of March, with start times changing through the year as darkness falls earlier. Please check the Twice Brewed website to confirm the exact dates and times.
Stargazing packages are available to include dinner, bed and breakfast, thus making an excellent opportunity for a weekend break. Hadrian’s Wall, Vindolanda Roman Fort, Sycamore Gap and The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre are all within walking distance.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/01/2023
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
Weather forecast for Once Brewed Youth Hostel (0.4 miles away) updated 15/01/23 at 20:00.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sun 15th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Twice Brewed Observatory and Planetarium. View these events on a calendar.