Look up to the skies: #NlandStars
Here at GlamPods Northumberland on a clear night our Dark Sky official reading is 21.23 – what better way to watch the sky from the comfort of your own Pod surrounded by vast open space, peace and quiet. We have available for a small hire fee, a stargazing pack containing binoculars, charts and books, gloves, fleece rugs, red torches, hot chocolate and of course the Pods have a fridge and a kettle for something warm or something chilled!
Northumberland National Park forms part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Unveiled in December 2013 and at 572 square miles (1,483 square kilometres) it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Thanks to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.
Northumberland International Dark Sky Park is one of many such parks located across the world. They have been designated by the International Dark Sky Association, the recognised world authority on light pollution.
Here, on a clear night, you can see millions of stars, the Milky Way and even the Andromeda Galaxy (2.5 million light years away) with the naked eye. Every night, there is something different to see, from meteor showers to the Northern lights.
We are offering a Dark Sky Evening Experience that includes a one night stay in the Pod, BBQ in The Hut with toasted marshmallows and an evening with our Science Presenter who is great fun and takes astronomy from the very novice to the very experienced and makes it absolutely fascinating and a little bit addictive–it is really not to be missed!
Please get in touch for more details and planned dates.
Ideal for groups of friends or individuals that would like to join a group. We also have planned “Photographing the Night Sky” evenings.