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Dark Skies at Sutton Bank

Dark Skies at Sutton Bank

Saturday 26th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

Spend a night under the stars with the York Astronomical Society. Enjoy an evening of illustrated talks and stargazing at Sutton Bank National Park Centre. Recently designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, the North York Moors is recognised as some of the best dark skies in the world.

Includes soup and a hot sandwich from Park Life Café. If you have dietary requirements please contact: [email protected]

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

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 tickets for 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 Sutton Bank Visitor Centre. View these events on a calendar.

  • Sutton Bank White Horse Dark Skies Walk

    Saturday 19th February 2022 from 17:00pm to 20:30pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

    Sunday 20th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

    Wednesday 23rd February 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Dark Skies at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 26th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

    More info
  • Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

    Wednesday 2nd March 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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  • Dark Skies walk at Sutton Bank

    Friday 4th March 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Visitor Centre, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

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