The BATTLESTEADS Observatory in Wark is holding an event this weekend that will teach guests about the often spectacular Aurora Borealis – better known as the Northern Lights.

Entitled ‘Aurora Hunting’, the workshop will explore the Northern Lights, whilst explaining how to predict them, where to see them and how to photograph them.

After the workshop guests will be shown around the observatory and be shown how to use the telescopes,

The workshop begins at 9pm on Friday, January 4.

Guests should consider bringing a smartphone or tablet and a digital camera with them.