Kielder Starcamp

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ANDY NEWSAM - from Liverpool John Moores University and the Liverpool Robotic Telescope – is the top speaker on the Kielder Starcamp main day on 25 October .  He’ll be on at 3pm preceded by Stuart Atkinson on the Rosetta mission and Dave Williams on narrowband imaging the famous California Nebula from 1pm.   The main day at Kielder Castle runs from 11am to 4.30pm and also features trade stands by the Widescreen Centre and Grovers Optical, together with local dark sky jewellry craft worker (yes, that’s right!).  The main day is free – seats for talks are on a first come first serve basis.

All electric hook ups and hard standings are now booked for the Kielder Starcamp.  A few non-hook ups are available.  During the event enquiries by email (no mobile) reception to


The dates are 18 – 23 FEBRUARY 2015.  Bookings are now open.  If you need hard standing act quick!  Emails to our booking’s guru Lynn Henderson on


Over the winter 2014 the campsite plan to spend about £25,000 investigating the drainage, building a new warm room and creating about eight new hard standings ready for the Spring event.  Dark sky friendly lighting is also going to be installed on the toilet block so you can come when events are not on to enjoy the starry sky.

DID YOU KNOW? Kielder Starcamp takes place in Europe’s biggest International Dark Sky Park?  What is more – we are located in the starriest part of the preserve, where light meter readings touch 21.7.