Dalby Forest Adderstone Field
Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Tucked away in the heart of The Great Dalby Forest are Adderstone Field and home to this annual stargazing festival. The event takes place around a new moon period, and that combined with being distant from local light pollution, means the dark skies above Dalby reveal fabulous views of the Milky Way arching from one tree-lined horizon to the other.
The event is open to the public, and everyone who goes along is guaranteed an amiable welcome. With this being an official “star camp”, attendees are asked to abide by “white light” rules (red light only at night) and be mindful of astronomers who stay up most of the night and enjoy a lie-in during the morning!
A hog roast and welcome drinks are offered on Friday, and each evening, talks are given in the main marquee whilst the skies darken. The forest is also a great place to explore by day, and as such, this makes for a fantastic weekend away…
COVID — If you would like to attend this event please check directly with the event organiser to confirm that it is going ahead. Please don't be disappointed with them if it isn't! Thank you!
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.