​International Dark Skies Park

Northumberland International Dark Sky Park - come and stargaze in one of the darkest places in England.

The International Dark Skies Park covers an area of 572 square miles (nearly 1,500 square kilometres), making it Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association in 2013, it is officially one of the best places in the country to stargaze.

There are a number of Dark Sky Discovery Sites within easy reach of Hexham. More information can be found on the following websites:


You may also be interested in this article: https://nightskypix.com/can-you-see-stars-in-space/ which considers that although we can see thousands of stars from Earth on a clear night (as long as there is limited light pollution), when looking at photos taken while in space, it seems like there are no stars to be found anywhere. So is it actually possible to see stars in space?


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