National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2020

The National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2020 takes place from 14th February through to 1st March and features numerous astronomical related activities and events celebrating the dark skies that can be found over the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. A companion festival “Stargazing South Downs” takes place at a similar time from 7th February to 23rd February.

We’re featuring a selection of events from these festivals which include practical stargazing — for a full list of events see the official website.

Dark Skies Festival 2020 Events Map


North York Moors National Park

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Yorkshire Dales National Park

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South Downs National Park

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Stargazing Events Map

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Dark Skies Calendar

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