The Moors National Park Centre
Danby, Near Whitby, YO21 2NB
Whitby Astronomical Society invite you to … observe the majestic winter canopy of stars from the heart of the North York Moors. Visit some of winter’s wonders, from stellar nurseries and brilliant galactic clusters, to supernova remnants and remote galaxies.
Stand at the edge of the solar system (at least a scale version of it!) and contemplate infinity. If cloudy, there will be an indoor presentation –‘Journey to the far side – a ride across our Galaxy’.
Hot drinks available. Wrap up warm and bring a torch. Wheelchair accessible. Sorry, no dogs. All children to be accompanied by an adult. Reservation required.
This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2020 which runs from 14th February to 1st March.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/02/2020
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.
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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.
Sat 22nd Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.