PEAK DISTRICT 2-HOUR STARGAZING EXPERIENCE
Enjoy a sensational adventure among the stars with a 2-hour private stargazing experience in the Peak District National Park. We’ll whisk you off on a grand tour of the stars and constellations that we can see from one of our stargazing sites in the Peak District including Hathersage west of Sheffield, Parsley Hay between Ashbourne and Buxton, or from Upper Hulme near Leek. You’ll get to see an amazing array of celestial gems close-up using one of our large telescopes. Sights include ancient star clusters sparkling like diamonds, stunning star systems that could harbour alien life, and far flung galaxies millions of light years from earth. It’s the perfect birthday or Christmas gift for anyone with a fascination in astronomy or the night sky in general.
In the Peak District stargazing experience gift box you get:
- 2-hour stargazing experience gift voucher for the Peak District valid for 2 years from month of issue
- Instructions on how to use the voucher
- A map showing our stargazing locations in the Peak District
The 2-hour Peak District Stargazing Experience is suitable for individuals, couples, families and small groups. This is a private stargazing experience run exclusively for the gift box recipient plus any family and friends they wish to bring along. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Voucher recipient may have up to 15 friends and family members share in the experience at no extra charge.
When can the voucher be used?
Use the stargazing voucher to book your astronomical adventure with us anytime of the year. We run on week nights and weekend nights except 24-31 December, and subject to our astronomer’s availability. Start times are available to suit the voucher recipient. During the autumn, winter and spring we can start as soon as it gets dark. If you’re booking for a night between May and August inclusive our start time will be 10pm or 11pm owing to the lingering summer twilight.
What if it is raining or cloudy?
Naturally cloud and rain is always a threat. When using the voucher to book the stargazing experience we recommend that you choose 2 or 3 nights initially on which you’d be happy for us to run the experience. If it is cloudy / raining on all selected nights then we’ll simply roll the experience forward to an alternative date that works. We can keep rolling the experience forward until we are able to run the stargazing for you.