Astro-photography at Castle Howard

Astro-photography at Castle Howard

Wednesday 22nd February 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Castle Howard Estate
Castle Howard, York, North Yorkshire, YO60 7DA

Steve Bell is a dark sky and landscape photographer based in Helmsley. He has worked with the BBC’s National History Unit creating specialist dark skies time-lapse sequences and being commissioned by the National Park for various assignments.

A night photography workshop will begin with an insightful presentation and instructional workshop followed by a tea/coffee break to digest everything you’ve learnt. The workshop will conclude with a 1.5-hour photography session on the grounds of Castle Howard.

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 22/02/2023


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park is organising this event

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


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.



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