The Peoples Star Party. Stargazing for beginners.

Stargazing for beginners at Kielder Village Camping and Caravan Site. An informal two night event where, weather permitting, you can observe the stars. November 2nd & 3rd 2018. Booking essential via our events page booking system On this page only. Please add astronomers fee to your booking. Without it, booking is not valid.

This will be our 5th People's Star Party. A two night event: Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd 2018.
After four brilliant events our experienced astronomers Richard Darn and Rob Ince will once again be inviting beginners to experience Kielder's magnificent starry sky. See galaxies millions of light years away, gaze at the Milky Way, spot shooting stars and find out how to use telescopes. Viewing both nights when the sky clears and we'll also have colourful free talks and solar observing. We will provide telescopes and expert guidance, but bring your own equipment too and cameras with a tripod. Remember to use red lights if possible rather than white torches so we maintain our night vision and enjoy the heavens above. For more information on Richard and Rob, night-sky podcasts and calendar of astro events check out:

On top of all this there will be practical sessions on astro-photography for beginners.


If you are wishing to attend we have some advice gleaned from our previous events:


We request visitors plan to arrive no later than 7.00 pm. If practical, can you take time off work to ensure this time frame?  The event starts at this time and tends to be disrupted by vehicle movement and lights.

This is not a Kielder Observatory event. This is an independently run weekend at Kielder Campsite by visiting astronomers.

If you wish to attend be aware it is a two day event and payment is in full using our booking system. [Terms and conditions apply]

Pitching fee for your selected accommodation. [Prices and availability found on our booking page]

Each booking incurs an astronomers fee of £15.00 per adult. £10.00 per child. 5-16 years old.

The event tends to start at approximately 7.00pm on the Friday with a brief intro from the event organisers. Richard and Rob. This is an event for the young, old, bold and novice. Feel free to ask questions throughout the event and dip in and out of the observing. No need to stay and gaze all the time.

There is an example of last years timetable. An up to date timetable will be available nearer the date and on show on site.

The day time is your time and you can explore the local area or just relax. Kielder Castle is the venue for the colourful free talk and once again weather permitting solar observing.

Any further questions or info be sure to e-mail the campsite. E-mail on the Contact info.