Starry Knights

 

"For my part I know nothing with any certainty,

but the sight of the stars makes me dream......"     

                 

.... of a night at Langley Castle

                                                                                   - Vincent Van Gough

Langley Castle has created a Starry Knights extravaganza that can claim to be possibly the best in the ‘dark sky’ galaxy.
 
Those booking this package will be treated to a three-course meal in the 2AA Rosette restaurant, before heading out, by dead of night, to the Kielder Observatory, with a transfer by luxury coach.
 
The Observatory is located in Kielder Forest, in the Northumberland international Dark Sky Park – the largest area of protected night sky in Europe and the third largest protected Dark Sky reserve in the world.  
 
Upon returning to the Castle you will be treated to a cheeseboard and warming snifter served in the magnificent Drawing Room, before retiring to your luxury accommodation.

Origins of the Universe

Monday 7th February 2022

 

The Universe.  Unimaginably large, old and complex.  How did it all begin?  How long has it been around?  When will it end?
 
From our earthly perspective, humans have sought for solutions to the very beginnings of it all, the stars and bodies within it and ultimately how the universe will end.
 
You will journey through space and time, out into the cosmos to unlock some of the mysteries our universe has to offer.  From our solar system to the large-scale structure of the universe and on to the Big Bang, you will explore our current perceptions of it and the important discoveries made along the way.  This cosmic voyage gives an excellent understanding of the physical universe as a whole and address what it means to exist within it, in a way which is interesting and accessible to all.
 
During the evening you will be guided through the observatory, introduced to the large aperture telescopes and given guidance on how to use them.  If the skies are clear you will view objects in our own galaxy, some of which are beyond the realms of what the naked eye can see and which have shaped our understanding of the universe!
 
During the evening you will be treated to a hot drink of either tea, coffee or the famous hot chocolate as well as having the opportunity to take home a memento of your visit to the observatory gift shop
 
 

The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 3-Course Meal
  • Luxury Coach Travel to the Observatory
  • Tickets into Kielder Observatory
  • Cheeseboard & Snifter on your return to Langley Castle
  • Full Nortumbrian Breakfast
  • Guided Langley Castle Battlement Tour  on the morning of departure

The following costs apply

(based on 2 sharing a double room)

Feature Castle Room - £410.00

Deluxe Castle Room - £385.00

Castle View Room - £335.00

Please call us on 01434 688888 to book this out of this world experience.

Our Dark Universe

Wednesday 9th March 2022

 

What are the missing ingredients we need to create our universe, why is it expanding, why do black holes exist and where do they lead?
 
With new breakthrough technology on the horizon, such as DESI (Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument), ELT (Extremely Large Telescope - Chile), LSST (Large Synoptic Survey Telescope), amongst other mind-boggling engineering, we creep ever closer to uncovering the answers.  The last couple of years have uncovered some incredible feats such as, imaging a black hole at the centre of a galaxy and detecting gravitational waves.
 
During the event you will take a tour of the observatory with stargazing as the priority when the weather permits.  During your tour you will discover light, its uses throughout the universe and how it is captured with large aperture telescopes.  You will also get hands on with rocks from the origins of our solar system and worlds beyond our own and you will be introduced you to some techniques in how to navigate the night sky.
 
During the evening you will be treated to a hot drink of either tea, coffee or the famous hot chocolate as well as having the opportunity to take home a memento of your visit to the observatory gift shop
 
 

The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • 3-Course Meal
  • Luxury Coach Travel to the Observatory
  • Tickets into Kielder Observatory
  • Cheeseboard & Snifter on your return to Langley Castle
  • Full Nortumbrian Breakfast
  • Guided Langley Castle Battlement Tour  on the morning of departure

The following costs apply

(based on 2 sharing a double room)

Feature Castle Room - £410.00

Deluxe Castle Room - £385.00

Castle View Room - £335.00

Please call us on 01434 688888 to book this out of this world experience.


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