Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival 2019

The inaugural Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival takes place between 6th September to 22nd September 2019 and celebrates the fantastic dark skies and landscapes around the Norfolk Coast.

With several events taking place and suitable for all ages and levels of experience there really is something for everyone — here we feature those events that involve some element of practical astronomy / stargazing and will be adding more as they are announced. For a complete schedule of events and for more details see the official webpage.

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Celestial Wonders Under Dark Skies in Norfolk

Deepdale Backpackers, Burnham, PE31 8DD

A short illustrated guide followed by the chance to see some of these for yourselves through several telescopes at Saturn, Jupiter amd a 9 day old moon plus several deep sky objects. A free event sponsored by Deepdale Backpackers and King's Lynn and...

Saturday 7th September 2019 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Stargazing at Kelling Heath Dark Sky Discovery Site

Kelling Heath Holiday Park, Holt, NR25 7HW

Introduction to basic astronomy, followed by a walk to the Dark Sky Discovery Site, laser constellation tour and telescope viewing. A free event sponsored by Kelling Heath Holiday Park and North Norfolk Astronomy Society.This event takes place...

Saturday 7th September 2019 from 20:00pm to 23:00pm

Dark Skies Festival Twilight Walk and Stargazing

Runton Road Car Park, Cromer, NR27 9AU

Enjoy a walk from Runton Road Car Park to Abbs Common and back returning to enjoy views through telescopes with local astronomer Mike Bassingham. Refreshments available. £2 fee payable on the night.This event takes place as part of the Norfolk...

Wednesday 11th September 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Splendours of the Dark Skies of the Norfolk Coast

Barrow Common - Brancaster, Brancaster, PE31 8DB

An opportunity to discover the celestial wonders of our night skies - a free event organised by King's Lynn and District Astronomy Society. Meet at Brancaster Staithe car park at 7.30pm. Please note this event is weather dependent, dress...

Wednesday 18th September 2019 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

Snapshot of the Skies

RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, Hunstanton, PE31 8BB

Mini walk through the reserve looking for moths and other wildlife that comes out in the dusk/evening followed by introduction to astro-photography with the King's Lynn and District Astronomy Society.This event takes place as part of the Norfolk...

Friday 20th September 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Norfolk Coast AONB Dark Skies Festival Celebration

Binham Village Hall, Fakenam, NR21

Join the team behind this year's Norfolk Coast Dark Skies Festival at Binham Village Hall to celebrate all things dark skies related, reflect on the past two-week long festival and look forward to finding ways we can all contribute to keeping our...

Sunday 22nd September 2019 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

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