Beamish Stargazing Event

About this event :

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One of the North Easts largest Museums and largest Astronomical Societies have teamed up give the public a truly unique astronomical event, to Inspire, Educate and Inform the public on the amazing show going on above our heads.

Date: Friday 26th January 2018.

Times: from 6:30 pm – 9:30pm.

Price: £5 Ticket Entry (tickets can be booked and purchased via the Beamish website, Beamish Events Bookings).

Event size: 350, so get your tickets asap!

Join local astronomers from across the North East for a fun night of assorted astronomical treats at the several sites at Beamish.

SAS members: who are participating in this event, please contact the SAS chairman, whether you have telescope or would just like to help out/support the event in any way asap.

Event Site map and other related information for participants is shown below (without and with terrain).

We need as many SAS members astronomers & volunteers as possible with & without telescopes to support these events.

High Resolution PDF of the event poster available to download.

Beamish Stargazing Image

Site Map (Without Terrain)

Site Plan (Using Illustrator) v1.3-01-web

High Definition PDF of the Site Map (without Terrain).

Site Map (With Terrain)

Site Plan (Using Illustrator) v1.3-01-web

High Definition PDF of the Site Map (with Terrain).

Powerful telescopes will be available to view:


  • Waxing Gibbous Moon in glorious detail.
  • Uranus, seventh planet outward from the sun.
  • Globular cluster, double cluster M31.
  • Amazing stellar nursery, the Orion Nebula (M42).
  • Andromeda Galaxy (M31)
  • Gorgeous open star clusters such as “The Seven Sisters” .
  • Plus many other wonders of the night sky.
  • Ticket Entry: £5 (booking via Beamish website, see what’s on webpages
  • Contributions to Society fundraising nonetheless welcomed.

Information & Activities:


  • Suitable for all ages and abilities.
  • 30+ telescopes of all shapes and sizes.
    • Look to the  heavens  through our huge 18.5″ Dobsonian telescope, designed & built by SAS
    • Two very large 16″ Dobsonian telescopes.
    • Plus many more society members telescopes of all shapes and sizes. 
  • Lots to see and do.
  • Three designated sites for talks and observing, plus a mobile planetarium.
  • Accessible telescopes and transport available.
  • Interactive presentations & demonstrations with Q&A.
  • Expertise & advice from local astronomers.
  • Mobile Planetarium (places booked for extra £1.first come first served).
  • Videos and Demonstrations.
  • Live View Telescope connected to large TV for group views.
  • Complimentary Stargazing friendly torches supplied upon entry at reception.
  • Refreshments available to buy.
  • Bring suitable clothing & footwear for the weather.

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Your host : Martin Kennedy