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The North Pennines Observatory at ACA

In 2015 discussions began for a partnership project between ACA and the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to build a community observatory at The Old Schoolhouse

An architectural design competition was overseen by Tim Bailey of Xsite Architecture and full and part time students at Newcastle and Northumbria University were invited to submit their designs. Click here for more information about the competition

April 2017

The Observatory is soon to be up and running for community groups and visitors to ACA