The trip was made possible by funding obtained from The Institute of Physics, without which the trip could not have taken place.
Mr Devlin said "we took a group of Year 9 learners to Kielder Observatory, for a personalised session on the Solar System and the physics of stars. They used the telescopes to observe the Moon, Venus, Mars and a binary star system. The learners were also able, due to the unique black sky environment, to see the Milky Way that we are a part of. Everyone enjoyed it and was wowed by the sights they saw - and were delighted that the skies cleared just in time for our arrival. We are extremely grateful to The Institute of Physics for funding this trip."