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A Night on the Moon at Sutton Bank

A Night on the Moon at Sutton Bank

Saturday 12th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

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.


Event organiser

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on a calendar.

  • A Night on the Moon at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 12th February 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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  • Spring Stars at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 26th March 2022 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

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