December Geminids Stargazing Camp at Bellingham Club Site
When: 14 Dec - 16 Dec 2018
Ticket notes: Cost is per pitch for both nts, not per adult.
Reduced ticket (£9.50) for 1 night Star Camp only
Opening hours: 5pm-12am
Website: Visit website
This event can be booked directly by contacting Bellingham Club Site on 01434 220175.
Stunning Night Skies in a Gold Tier Dark Sky Park
Join us for a weekend of stargazing on-site within the newest and largest Gold Tier Dark Skies park in Europe. Weekends include an introductory talk on the Fri night given by the Starmakers Stargazing Events astronomers, night sky observing with the help of the experts and their telescopes, all with free hot drinks and a log-burning stove available in our refuge. Large telescopes will still be on site for the Sat night and further talks given and/or workshops held.
We are holding 2 camps in 2018:
9/10 March: *****NOW SOLD OUT (01/02/18)***** (could be worth phoning in case of cancellation)
A weekend of exploring nebula, galaxies and star clusters or simply admiring the Milky Way. The moon rise/set times give us a dark sky to see deep space objects through the scopes. We plan a telescope workshop on the Sat, early evening, to those who may be interested, plus potentially a 2nd talk.
14/15 Dec: *****approx 26 places left (19/03/18)*****
Our usual, now annual, Geminids Star Camp weekend – the meteor show peaks on the Fri night and once the moon has set at 11pm, the shooting stars (>100 per hour) should be spectacular, if the sky is cloudless! December can offer superbly clear stargazing. A Kielder Observatory astronomer will be invited on the Sat to give us a talk. Note that due to a half-moon until it sets, you need to be prepared to stay up late for the best view of deep space objects and shooting stars.
Tickets required to participate per pitch: 1 nt, £9.50; 2 nts, £15.
NB. Normal bookings for a camping pitch do not entitle the camper to the additional Star Camp ticket. Star Camp Tickets must be requested by phoning the Site direct and are limited to approx. 25 pitches (50 people places). Note that the events are very popular with several regular attendees.
Next Star Camp: March 2019, date tba (either 8th/9th or 28th/29th March)
Bellingham Camping and Caravanning Club Site
Brown Rigg, Bellingham, Hexham, Northumberland, NE48 2JY
Tel: 01434 220175
The location of our site is given on the Club's website. We are on the B6320, south side of Bellingham village, next to the Forestry Commission buildings. We are also on the South side of Bellingham Bridge.
Event details can change.
Please check with the organisers that the event is happening before making travel arrangements.