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Dark Skies at Danby

Dark Skies at Danby

Saturday 26th February 2022 from 18:45pm to 20:45pm

The Moors National Park Centre
Danby, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB

As part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival, join the team from the North York Moors National Park for an evening of stargazing with Whitby & District Astronomical Society.

Come and explore the majestic winter sky at its best and marvel at the many wonders from stellar nurseries and brilliant galactic clusters, to supernova remnants and remote galaxies. All in the heart of the beautiful International Dark Sky Reserve.

If we can’t see the stars due to poor weather, a presentation will be shown inside.

Warm clothing and good footwear are advised. If bringing torches please use red or low light.

Hot drinks and snacks will be available from Park Life Café.

This event takes place as part of the North York Moors Dark Sky Festival 2022.


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

North York Moors National Park is organising this event

Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book your ticket on this event via the Eventbrite 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at The Moors National Park Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Dark Skies at Danby

    Saturday 26th February 2022 from 18:45pm to 20:45pm

    The Moors National Park Centre, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB

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