Dark Skies at Sutton Bank with York Astronomical Society

Dark Skies at Sutton Bank with York Astronomical Society

Saturday 15th February 2020 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

Come to Sutton Bank to once again join enthusiastic members of The York Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing. There will be a talk in the cafe followed by sky observing using a range of telescopes of all shapes and sizes.

Wrap up warm as it can get very cold on a night and bring a torch. Feel free to bring along a pair of binoculars and a blanket to lie on, as well as a flask of something warm!

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 15/02/2020


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

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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.



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