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Dark Matters

The second season of star-gazing has started in Northumberland. In December 2013 the area became Britain’s first Dark Sky Park, a part of the country that protects the night-time environment and limits outdoor lighting. Northumberland is now the third-largest area of protected dark sky in the world.

This autumn, events will be held across the region, with many opportunities for everyone to get involved in star-gazing. The main focus is Kielder Observatory, which will hold a series of nightwatch events where the public can attend astronomy lectures and observe the night skies.

Discover Northumberland with a local Blue Badge Guide: www.neetg.co.uk

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