Northumberland dance company Dansformation performed a specially choreographed dance for visitors to Kielder Observatory in the early hours of the Summer Solstice this morning. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a centre to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public. The solstice event was held to mark not only the sun rising on the longest day of the year but to also allow visitors to view the sunrise safely using solar viewing glasses and powerful solar telescopes. This time unfortunately heavy cloud shrouded the wild expanse of sky above the forest and the sunrise was not visible.
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