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Northumberland's 'Dark Sky' bid

Night sky above Kielder Credit: Tom White/PA wire

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 head to Whitley Bay

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.