in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
29th November - 1st December 2013 - SOLD OUT
6th - 8th December 2013 - SOLD OUT
Galloway Forest Park in Dumfries & Galloway was designated as a Dark Sky Park in 2009. It is the first in the UK and one of only five in the world to be given this status.
Galloway Forest Dark Sky Park has some of the darkest night skies not just in Scotland but in Europe. The Dark Sky Park is on the doorstep of Kirroughtree House Hotel, an ideal base for you to come and experience the wonders of the cosmos.
Our Stargazing Weekend Breaks
Our exciting Stargazing Weekend Breaks are 2 night breaks on Friday and Saturday nights with overnight at the beautiful Kirroughtree House Hotel in Newton Stewart.
On one of the evenings Steve Owens will deliver an after-dinner talk, taking you through a tour of our solar system and beyond.The other evening will be devoted to observing, when you will be taken by land rover into the darkest part of the Galloway Dark Sky Park *
Our Stargazing Weekends will be led by professional science communicator and astronomer Steve Owens.Steve Owens is a science communicator with over 10 years experience, from running the planetarium in Glasgow Science Centre for 4 years and was the UK Co-ordinator for the International Year of Astronomy in 2009.
Steve was a key figure in setting up the Dark Sky Park and our weekend breaks will allow you to explore the universe and star gaze under unpolluted dark skies whilst benefitting from Steve’s knowledge.
* Please note, we have no control over the weather, the day of the Dark Sky Park drive will be weather dependant and will be confirmed 2 -3 days before the weekend. If the skies are overcast, the drive may still take place or Steve will replace this with another talk.