Dark Skies at Byland Abbey

Saturday 3rd February 2018 from 18:00pm to Sunday 4th February 2018 21:00pm

Byland Abbey

Byland, Coxwold, YO61 4BD, Yorkshire and The Humber


Take a closer look at the dark skies above Byland Abbey. Expert astronomers will have their telescopes to hand showing you wonders within the constellations above. There are two stargazing sessions this evening, one stargazing at 18:00 and the other at 19:30. Tickets include a hot drink! This stargazing event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by North York Moors National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Booking for this event is via the English Heritage website.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Saturday 3rd February 2018

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Byland Abbey 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.

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