Dark Skies at Danby

Dark Skies at Danby

Saturday 17th February 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

Explore the wonders of the night sky with members of Whitby and District Astronomical Society under the dark skies of the North York Moors. Ideal for the family activities include taking part in a scale solar system demonstration, a presentation on the winter night skies and a look back at the Cassini probe’s mission to Saturn. Reservations required. This stargazing event is taking place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2018

Please note that this event has already taken place on 17/02/2018


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 reservations see the event organiser's web page or contact the venue on 01439 772738.

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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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