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Hosted by professional and passionate astronomers AstroVentures, these events hosted on Friday 13th October and Thursday 14th December at Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort are set to be unique and sensational stargazing experiences.
Ticket holders will be welcomed at the impressive resort and enjoy a delicious two-course meal in one of the hotel's private function suites before gazing in wonder at the Milky Way and the universe beyond. Led by the experts at AstroVentures, there'll be an interactive workshop with handouts and software used to explore and explain the universe whilst giving guests valuable tips and pointers on how to get the best out of a night's observing.
After the refreshments, it'll be time to wrap up warm, grab a hot serve and venture out into the dark sky, using telescopes to view double stars, clusters, galaxies and nebulae. If the sky is clear or partly clear, guests may likely see a prolific meteor shower (The Geminids) made up of 120 shooting stars. In the event of inclement weather, there'll be a super collection of meteorites, including a piece of moon rock, to show as they teach audiences the origins of the solar system.
AstroVentures are a team of professional astronomers based in Northumberland who formed a social enterprise to deliver stargazing experiences for the general public all over the UK and for children in schools as part of a STEM and Mentoring programme. Their primary mission is to get as many people to stargaze with them as possible.
Set within over 1,000 acres of woodland, Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf lies south of Hexham, perched on the cusp of the North Pennines Area of outstanding natural beauty. The first event of its kind at Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort since the pandemic, these special evenings are both set to sell out. T
ickets are £42 for adults and £27 for children and can be purchased via the Slaley Hall website, www.slaleyhallhotel.com/explore/whats-on/. People can also contact the events team at 01434 673350 or email@example.com
Dark Night Discovery Night with AstroVentures, starts at 6pm, with dinner served at 6.45pm. If you'd like to make a weekend out of it, special discounted hotel rates start from £99 per room.
Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort boasts 141 bedrooms, an onsite spa, pool, health club, choice of restaurants, two award-winning golf courses and an activity centre with off-road driving, clay-pigeon shooting, axe throwing and more.
Explore Slaley Hall Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort at www.slaleyhallhotel.com