Combine city and country with a five-star retreat to the heart of Yorkshire. York’s finest hotel, The Grand, offers dark sky experiences for guests to escape to the North York Moors for a guided stargazing evening.
Their staycation package includes a one-night stay in a Classic room at the luxury City-centre hotel, dinner, stargazing with an experienced astronomer and a Grand treat to take to the Moors!
Wednesday 5th October 2022 – An evening dominated by the giants of the solar system – Jupiter and Saturn. The moon will also be well placed for viewing with powerful telescopes. (If you book this event and win the prize, we will reimburse you!)
Tuesday 11th October 2022 – View the rings of Saturn and the giant planet of Jupiter, plus a spectacular near-full moon, rising in the east over the moors.
Wednesday 16th November 2022 – This is the night before the famous Leonid meteor shower peaks, increasing our chance of seeing shooting stars. We will also be able to admire the Milky Way arching overhead.
Tuesday 22nd November 2022 – The Milky Way, Jupiter, Saturn and super red Mars will be on show this night.
Thursday 12th January 2023 – The great winter constellations of Orion and Taurus will look their very best, along with glittering star clusters and nebula.
Monday 30th January 2023 – Mars is well placed alongside the moon, which buzzes close to the famous Seven Sisters star cluster.
Tuesday 14th February 2023 – A Valentine’s night with the stars! The moon is absent so that the sky will be at its starriest, with the constellations shining like diamonds on velvet.
Monday 27th February 2023 – A celebration of the moon – our near neighbour – is in the perfect phase for viewing, showing off its impressive mountains and deep craters.
Full details of the package are available on The Grand, York’s website.
The winner of this stargazing package worth £395 is…
J. KIRTLEY COYLE
Thank you to everyone who entered. Look out for our next free prize draw in early November when we will be giving away two Dobsonian telescopes!