Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Tucked away in the heart of The Great Dalby Forest is Adderstone Field and home to this annual stargazing festival. Its remote location between Pickering and Scarborough is a perfect venue for Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society to hold this event.
Taking place during a new moon and being distant from light pollution the dark skies above Dalby reveal the Milky Way arching from one tree-lined horizon to the other. Shooting stars are easily seen and this years event co-incides with the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Expect an extremely friendly welcome however be mindful that being an official star camp attendees will be asked to abide by white light rules. A hog roast and welcome drinks are offered on the Friday and each evening talks are given in the main marquee whilst the skies darken. The forest is a great place to explore by day.
Early booking recommended!
- Event is a hosted at a dark sky location such as a remote campsite over several nights usually around a new moon when the skies are dark.
This event is being organised by Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.
The event organiser (Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Thursday 9th August 2018
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Dalby Forest Adderstone Field on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.