A Knight Under the Stars at Bolton Castle

Saturday 15th February 2020 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Bolton Castle

Redmire, Leyburn, DL8 4ET, Yorkshire and The Humber


Come and enjoy an evening exploring the dark skies above the fabulous Bolton Castle with experienced astronomers from Go Stargazing. Following a short presentation you'll be given a laser guided tour of the night sky where you will learn how to navigate the constellations. Then observe incredibly distant objects such as star clusters, galaxies and nebulae using large aperture telescopes. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring a hot drink to help keep you warm!

27/01/20 this event has now sold out, if you'd like to be added to the waiting list in case any spaces become available please send this email.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2020 which runs from 14th February to 1st March.

Photo: Dark skies over Bolton Castle by Mike Dickson

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Go Stargazing who should be contacted if you have any queries.

Event booking

This event is fully booked.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural 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 15th February 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Bolton Castle 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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