Astronomers from around the country are heading to a remote village in Northumberland to take advantage of its unique night sky.
Nearly 200 amateur stargazers will descend on Kielder village, which offers excellent views of the stars.
The 5th Kielder Forest Star Camp takes place in the 240 square mile man-made forest from 10-14 October.
Event organiser Graham Dark, said clear skies and almost zero light pollution gave great views of the milky way.
The event has been organised by the Sunderland Astronomy Society and Forestry Commission.