Dark Skies Festival Star Party at Keld

Dark Skies Festival Star Party at Keld

Tuesday 13th February 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Keld Resource Centre
Keld, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LJ, Yorkshire and The Humber

Join astronomer Richard Darn for a stunning view of the early spring night sky in the ultra-dark village of Keld in Upper Swaledale. This event is part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival, and we'll take you on a magical tour using powerful telescopes and binoculars to spy on distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters. There will also be colourful talks to set the scene in the resource centre and warm refreshments and biscuits.

This event is part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2024 which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/02/2024


Event organiser

Richard Darn

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

This event is fully booked.


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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Butt House Guest House – Keld

    Keld, Thwaite, North Yorkshire, DL11 6LJ (0.1 miles away)

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  • Greenlands Bed and Breakfast – Keld

    Angram Lane, Keld, North Yorkshire, DL11 6DY (0.8 miles away)

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  • Tan Hill Inn

    Reeth, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6ED (3.4 miles away)

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  • Old Dairy B&B Swaledale

    Low Row, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6PE (6.0 miles away)

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  • Cherish Glamping

    West Shaw Cote Farm, Low Abbotside, North Yorkshire, DL8 3JH (6.4 miles away)

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  • Ingleby Lodge Holidays

    Askrigg, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 3JQ (6.7 miles away)

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