Astro-Evening Sleepover at Partridge Farm Pods

Saturday 15th February 2020 from 18:00pm to 22:00pm

Partridge Nest Farm Pods and Cottage

Sleights, Whitby, YO22 5ES


Join renowned astronomer Richard Darn from the Go Stargazing team for a night on the moon in the company of glittering stars with a special Dark Sky Festival sleepover at Partridge Nest Pods.

The campfire will be lit and after a welcome hot chocolate on arrival, get yourself settled in your toasty warm camping pod then, after a hearty chilli supper we will be taking you on a journey through the night sky using powerful telescopes, spying craters and mountains on the moon and even showing you how to take simple pictures with your mobile phone.

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

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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

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This event is being organised by North York Moors National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Location darkness on Saturday 15th February 2020

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