Dalby Forest Adderstone Field
Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Tucked away in the heart of The Great Dalby Forest is Adderstone Field and home to this annual stargazing festival. Its remote location between Pickering and Scarborough is a perfect venue for Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society to hold this event.
Taking place during a new moon and being distant from light pollution the dark skies above Dalby reveal the Milky Way arching from one tree-lined horizon to the other. Shooting stars are easily seen and this years event co-incides with the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower.
Expect an extremely friendly welcome however be mindful that being an official star camp attendees will be asked to abide by white light rules. A hog roast and welcome drinks are offered on the Friday and each evening talks are given in the main marquee whilst the skies darken. The forest is a great place to explore by day.
Early booking recommended!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 09/08/2018
Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.