Dark Skies Festival Stargazing at Sutton Bank

Dark Skies Festival Stargazing at Sutton Bank

Friday 22nd February 2019 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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

Come to our Sutton Bank National Park centre and enjoy the Dark sky Festival in the dark area of Sutton Bank! We will be your guides along an incredible journey through the constellations and along the Milky Way, showing you how to find all sorts of objects for yourself. There will be powerful telescopes for you to gaze through but we will also help you see the spectacle of skies with just your own eyes. Suitable for adults and accompanied children 10 years and over.

The event will start with an introductory session inside the visitor centre where your host Robert Ince, will introduce our dark sky and explain what you can see if the weather allows us to observe, before going out to experience it for yourselves. If the weather doesn’t allow us to observe outside, the event will go ahead internally, showing fascinating images, films and explanations of astronomy along with demonstration of telescopes, binoculars and meteorites.

Did you know; from towns and cities we see just a handful of stars, but in the North York moors we could count more than 2,000 at any one time!

This event is taking place as part of the National Parks Dark Skies Festival 2019.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 22/02/2019


Event organiser

Robert Ince Stargazing Events

Robert Ince Stargazing Events is organising this event

Please contact Robert Ince Stargazing Events directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Tickets for this event are available via Eventbrite.

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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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