Dalby Forest StarFest 2023

Dalby Forest StarFest 2023

Thursday 17th August 2023 from 12:00pm to Monday 21st August 2023 12:00pm

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!

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/08/2023


Event organiser

Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society

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.


Event booking

Please see the official website or contact [email protected] for all enquiries.

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Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Dalby Forest Adderstone Field. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

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    Friday 9th August 2024 from 12:00pm to Monday 12th August 2024 12:00pm

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