Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT

Location description

Located in the heart of Dalby Forest this location benefits from fantastic dark skies and two observatories hosting stargazing events run by Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society.


Location event organiser

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Dark sky discovery site

Designated as a Dark Sky Discovery Site this location is accessible by members of the public and are officially recognised as excellent places to stargaze. Such locations often have free overnight car parking, some have toilet facilities however rarely allow overnight camping.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

18/12/17
18:00
2%
18/12/17
21:00
19%
19/12/17
00:00
20%
19/12/17
03:00
19%
Weather forecast for Dalby Forest (0.10 miles away) updated 18/12/17 at 16:00.

Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

This location's rural setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Forthcoming events at this location

Stargazing - Deep Sky Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 12th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 12th January 2018 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing - Moon Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 26th January 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 26th January 2018 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 2nd February 2018 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing - Deep Sky Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 9th February 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 9th February 2018 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing - Moon Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 23rd February 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 23rd February 2018 from 21:30pm to 23:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Public Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 2nd March 2018 from 20:00pm to 21:30pm
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing - Deep Sky Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 9th March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 9th March 2018 from 22:30pm to Saturday 10th March 2018 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

Stargazing - Moon Exploring - Dalby Forest

Friday 23rd March 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Late Night Stargazing at Dalby Forest

Friday 23rd March 2018 from 22:30pm to Saturday 24th March 2018 00:30am
Astronomy Presentation, Observing (if clear)

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When to visit

The best time to visit Dalby Forest Visitor Centre can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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