It's not surprising that Kielder Observatory's Aurora Nights (throughout February) are its most popular events. A bucket-list experience for many, The Northern Lights have influenced both religious beliefs and folklore for millennia and this event looks at just what causes this spectacular natural phenomenon. While a glimpse of the elusive lights cannot be guaranteed, this evening leaves participants clued up on both the science behind the Lights and how best to spot them. You'll also enjoy a tour of the Observatory, see the telescopes and chat with the team of astronomers. The team will be on hand to answer all your questions and to help you use the super-powerful telescopes to observe a range of objects, including craters on the moon, distant galaxies, nebulae and star clusters. Visit the observation deck and gaze at the glittering stars of the Milky Way all from one of Europe's darkest locations. Throughout February in Kielder Water & Forest Park, Northumberland.