Beginners Guide to the Night Sky and Rocket Making

Beginners Guide to the Night Sky and Rocket Making

Wednesday 14th February 2024 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT

Take a journey through the Cosmos with stargazing expert Richard Darn.

From spotting ancient constellations to finding galaxies, this is a fun, practical session to take your astro knowledge on to a new level!

You will even get the chance to handle space rocks over four billion years old!

If the sun is out we’ll even have a go at safe solar observing.

With a chance to make and launch your own rocket and 10% off a Dark Skies themed menu at the Firebox cafe, this is great for kids over 6 and adults!

Included in museum admission.

This event is part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2024 which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 14/02/2024


Event organiser

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park is organising this event

Please contact Yorkshire Dales 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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  • Greenlands Bed and Breakfast – Keld

    Angram Lane, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DY (6.3 miles away)

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    Keld, Thwaite, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LJ (7.0 miles away)

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  • Deeside House

    Cowgill, Dentdale, Cumbria, LA10 5RN (7.0 miles away)

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    Dent, Sedburgh, Cumbria, LA10 5RN (7.0 miles away)

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