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OUSEBURN DARK SKIES | Why Dark Skies Matter: Talk & Stargazing with Duncan Wise

March 21 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

An evening exploring our place in the universe

We are thrilled to welcome wonderful Duncan Wise from Northumberland National Park, for our final Ouseburn Wild Talk of the season.

Duncan was instrumental in securing International Dark Park status for Northumberland National Park in 2013, and has continued to be a passionate advocate of its continued protection and exploration. This winter was the 10th Anniversary of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, and we are delighted to celebrate this by welcoming Duncan to Ouseburn to share the magnificence of the universe with us.

In his fascinating talk, Duncan will share his expert tips into how – even in the city – we can better conserve our dark skies for wildlife, and our own health and wellbeing. We will also delve into the various ways to enjoy stargazing; from specialist apps to discovering some of the best locations to become immersed in the star-dusted night-sky.

Weather permitting, Duncan will also host a guided stargazing session in the Ouseburn Woods under the bridges, with the use of Northumberland National Park’s telescopes. Fingers crossed for clear skies….

If you are unable to attend the stargazing session, you are very welcome to just come along to the talk. 

This event will also welcome in the launch of Ouseburn Dark Skies, a long weekend celebrating our nocturnal wildlife and exploring ways to protect our dark skies for wildlife and people. Ouseburn Dark Skies is part of the Wild Ouseburn project.

Hosted in the beautiful Ouseburn Farm meeting room on Thursday 21st March 2024. Please aim to arrive for a 6pm start.

With thanks to the support of Malings Community Fund and Northumberland National Park in Ouseburn Dark Skies.

Ouseburn Road
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 2PA United Kingdom
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