An evening among the stars in the North York Moors

An evening among the stars in the North York Moors

Saturday 22nd October 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

The Fox & Hounds - Ainthorpe
45 Brook Lane, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 2LD

Head to the Fox & Hounds, a traditional rural inn located at the heart of the North York Moors International Dark Sky Reserve. Whitby & District Astronomical Society will be hosting the event in the garden, offering uninterrupted night sky views.

Several telescope stations will be in operation, each trained on a specific astronomical feature. Guests can walk between the scopes and view and learn about the night sky from their expert hosts.

​Alongside the stargazing, enjoy a winter cook-out, offering traditional seasonal warmers such as jacket potatoes, roast chestnuts, pumpkin soup, pulled pork, mulled cider and more…

Keen to stay longer? Stay in a camping pod or cosy B&B room. The Fox&Hounds is dark-skies friendly, meaning they have stargazing equipment you can use for the length of your stay.

This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2022.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/10/2022

Event organiser

Whitby & District Astronomical Society

Whitby & District Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Whitby & District Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please book your tickets for this event via the Fox & Hounds website.

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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 The Fox & Hounds - Ainthorpe. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Dark Skies Weekend in the North York Moors

    Friday 1st March 2024 from 18:00pm to Sunday 3rd March 2024 12:00pm

    The Fox & Hounds - Ainthorpe, Whitby, YO21 2LD

    More info