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.
- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.
- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting
Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is quite possible that this event has been cancelled or postponed, if you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!
This event is being organised by North York Moors National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!
Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
Location light pollution
Location darkness on Saturday 22nd February 2020
The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at The Moors National Park Centre on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.