Dark Nights in deepest Northumberland

Keilder observatory, Northumberland

For my birthday this year, I got a ticket to the Kielder Observatory in Northumberland to go look for planets! It’s one of the best places in Britain for observing heavenly bodies (apart from some dubious top shelf mags) as it’s darker than a goth’s hairpiece, so you see things up there that wouldn’t be visible from the average Durham back garden. I’d never been to Kielder before, even though I’m old enough to remember them turning the taps on and filling it with water, so this is exciting for me. Astronomy was one of my biggest hobbies as a … Read The Full Post