Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, YO7 2EX
Join astronomer Richard Darn for a night dominated (but not limited to!) the moon. We will use telescopes to view craters and mountains on the lunar surface and show you how to take a picture of what you can see.
Plus, we’ll tour the other stars of late winter, enjoy an interactive planetarium inside the warm Hub and get a chance to handle space rocks.
This event is suitable for adults and children over six years old and is perfect for novices, and goes ahead in all weather (unless conditions are hazardous). Warm refreshments are included in the ticket price.
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 12th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.