Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017

Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017

The Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017 takes place between 19th and 29th October 2017. It features numerous astronomically themed events including everything from space-movies through to astrophotography tuition and public stargazing. Many of the events take place during half-term and are perfect for families with space-interested children!

The festival celebrates the wonderful dark skies above Exmoor which lead it to becoming recognised by the International Dark Sky Association as Europe’s very first Dark Sky Reserve in Autumn 2011.

Below we have specifically featured the stargazing events taking place however there’s much more going on — for further details visit the official page Exmoor National Park Dark Skies Festival 2017.

Clear skies!

Guided night walk and camping at Westermill Farm

Westermill Farm - Exford, Minehead, TA24 7NJ

This event forms part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017.  Join the team from Channel Adventure for a guided night walk from Westermill Farm.  Stay at the...

Friday 20th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

Family Astro Party at Wimbleball Lake

Wimbleball Lake, Near Tiverton, TA22

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Hosted by UK Space Ambassador Jo Richardson from Space Detectives and stargazing with Tiverton & Mid...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Guided night walk and camping at Westermill Farm

Westermill Farm - Exford, Minehead, TA24 7NJ

This event forms part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017.  Join the team from Channel Adventure for a guided night walk from Westermill Farm.  Stay at the...

Saturday 21st October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:30pm

Meteors over Dunkery Walk

Webbers Post, South of Horner, TA24

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join an Exmoor Ranger and walk to the top of Dunkery Beacon as the sun goes down and look up and marvel at...

Sunday 22nd October 2017 from 17:15pm to 20:30pm

Astronomy Presentation & Stargazing at Lynton Town Hall

Lynton Town Hall, Lynton, EX35 6HT

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join astronomer Seb Jay and his team from Exmoor Stargazers for an early evening talk and stargazing...

Monday 23rd October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Night Navigation & Stargazing Walk from Goat Hill

Goat Hill Bridge Car Park, Simonsbath, TA24 7LL

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join an experienced Exmoor National Park Ranger for this walk across Exmoor on a moonless (hopefully)...

Tuesday 24th October 2017 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

Big Adventure Day Solar Observing

Webbers Post, South of Horner, TA24

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join National Park Rangers and Exmoor Stargazers for this fun day including observing the sun through a...

Wednesday 25th October 2017 from 10:00am to 17:00pm

Big Adventure Stargazing Evening

Webbers Post, South of Horner, TA24

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. Join Astronomer Seb Jay and the Exmoor Stargazers for a talk and observing from this fantastic dark sky...

Wednesday 25th October 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Astronomy at Dunster Tithe Barn

Dunster Tithe Barn, Dunster, TA24 6RY

This event is part of the Exmoor Dark Skies Festival 2017. This all day and evening event is a great opportunity to find out more about astronomy and get hands on!...

Saturday 28th October 2017 from 11:00am to 21:00pm

Stargazing Supper at Dunkery Beacon

Dunkery Beacon, North West of Wheddon Cross, TA24

Join local astronomer Seb Jay for an evening of stargazing at the Dunkery Beacon Country House Hotel, the event being timed to coincide with the Exmoor Dark Skies...

Thursday 2nd November 2017 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm


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