Stargazers are hoping that a remote corner of the North East will become Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.
Star gazers were treated to an astronomical spectacle over the weekend as the comet PanSTARRS was in good view over the region's skies.
Police say they have received UFO sightings in the skies over the North East. But the mysterious lights have been attributed to meteors.
A large area of the north is bidding to become the largest Dark Sky Park in Europe.
It could boost tourism in Northumberland, along with other benefits.
Duncan Wise, the Dark Sky Project leader, spoke to Pam and Ian.
Stargazers in a remote corner of the North East are hoping to become Europe's largest Dark Sky Park.
The Northumberland National Park, Kielder Water & Forest Park Development Trust and Kielder Observatory Astronomical Society are to apply to the International Dark Skies Association to get the status.
Amateur astronomers are being invited to a stargazing event at St Mary's Lighthouse, in Whitley Bay tonight.
North Tyneside Council and South Tyneside Astronomical Society are hosting the autumn sky watching night on October 13. It's hoped people will see Jupiter rising and the Andromeda Galaxy through powerful telescopes.
The free event starts at 6.30pm and runs until 11pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Durham Police say they have received numerous calls from the public about mysterious lights in the sky.
The calls came in at about 11pm last night but have been attributed to meteors rather extra terrestrial visitors.
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