Dalby Forest Adderstone Field
Dalby, Thornton-le-Dale, Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Tucked away in the heart of The Great Dalby Forest is Adderstone Field, home to the annual stargazing festival organised by the Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society.
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 a warm welcome. However, with this being an official “star camp”, attendees are asked to abide by “red light” rules (strictly no white light at night) and be mindful of astronomers who stay up most of the night and enjoy a lie-in the following morning!
Welcome drinks and nibbles will be on offer on Friday, and each evening there will be astronomy talks in the main marquee whilst the skies darken.
As well as having amazing dark skies, Dalby Forest is a fantastic place to explore in the daytime. This event makes for a great family weekend away, with a difference!
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.
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