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Become a supporting member

If you live in, or close to, the North Pennines - or if you run a local business or organisation, you can take advantage of your unique location and become one of the exclusive 100 Supporting Members of the Observatory at Allenheads or North Pennines Astronomy Society, based at the Observatory. 

For an annual subscription you can:

  • Be proud to be listed on our website as one of our Observatory Supporting Members - the number of memberships at any one time is strictly limited to an exclusive 100.  Once that quota is reached applicants can apply to join the supporter waiting list until an annual  supporting member place becomes available 
  • As a registered supporting member you can come along to any of the Observatory’s six Supporting Member Evenings each year (including training on using telescopes, night sky photography etc) inclusive of free refreshments, at no cost.  Or, if you become a member of the Astronomy Society, take part in the Society's full annual programme of events. 
  • Receive alerts via e-mail for notable night sky events that happen throughout the year
  • Get discounted entry into other stargazing events at the Observatory and discounts on Observatory merchandise
  • If you choose to join as a local business or organisation you can become a Corporate Supporter of the Observatory and incorporate stargazing as part of your product offering to customers/guests/users (or even to your own employees). 
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The North Pennines Observatory is owned and operated by Allen Valleys Enterprise Limited, a volunteer-run Community Benefit Society

The Observatory runs events for members, open events for non-members and is available for private bookings

All enquiries about the Observatory should be directed to AVEL on the Allen Valley Landscape Partnership phone number: 01434 683517

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