Star Watch (Stonehaugh) - Cancelled

About this event :

Event CancelledEvent Cancelled – due to no bookings

(see email info below from Forestry Commission)

Enjoy seeing the night sky of Northumberland International Dark Sky Park.
Similar to previous Kielder Castle Star Watch events but now in a new location at Stonehaugh near the river Warksburn. For directions use attached map.

Weather permitting the area lack of light pollution along with expert guidance and the astronimical equipment provided by Sunderland Astronomical Society will allow you to see distant wonders of the universe.

This event will include an astronomy related talk and observing afterwards, if the weather is favorable.
Any help from our SAS members is very welcome, with or without telescopes.

Organised by:


The Forestry Commision and supported by SAS.

How much ?


Public: £6 per Adult, £5 conc, £16 family of four.

SAS members whom are participating, free.

Where to Meet


Warksburn Picnic site, Stonehaugh NE48 3BU.
OS Grid ref: NY789762

Do I need to book?


For public Booking Essential for event: 01434 220242

For particpating SAS Members, no.



Email to Lynn from Richard Gilchrist,  dated 14/10/14)

Hi Lynn,

Unfortunately, due to low numbers (zero!) we have decided to cancel Saturday’s event. It hasn’t helped that there is a Dark Sky partnership event also running at Kielder which is titled ‘People’s Star Camp’ – this was organised after ours so we had already committed to our date by then. I am sorry that you have went to the effort of organising your members to turn up and run this event, we truly appreciate the energy you guys put into making these events happen. I hope this hasn’t caused you too much inconvenience, but we thought it better to cancel now before we had ‘boots on the ground’ so to speak.

You are very welcome to use Warksburn Picnic Site and Dark Sky shelter on Saturday evening if you feel you would still like to have a club evening star gazing. The grid reference is NY789762, and it is located right next to Stonehaugh village.

 Once again, my sincere apologies for cancelling this event at short notice.


Richard Gilchrist
Community Support Officer
Forestry Commission England

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Your host : Martin Kennedy

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