Dark Skies Festival Stargazing evening Raincliffe Woods

Dark Skies Festival Stargazing evening Raincliffe Woods

Friday 27th October 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Raincliffe Woods Community Woodland
Low Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 5TD

Join Raincliffe Wood Community Enterprise and Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society to explore the Dark Skies over Raincliffe Woods.

This evening of stargazing will hopefully have a lovely view over Forge Valley to the south and all the way up to Troutdale in the North. This event is free and is suitable for people of all ages.

Scarborough and Ryedale Astronomical Society will be bringing along some of there fancy telescopes that people will be able to use their phones to view what they are looking at, so please download the Unistellar app before coming along to get the most out of this experience.

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2023


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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Humble Bee Farm

    Flixton, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3UJ (7.3 miles away)

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  • Lahtle Wood Glamping

    Carr Lane, East Hesleterton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8RP (8.5 miles away)

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  • Gumboots & Wellingtons

    Ellerburn, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LL (9.9 miles away)

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  • Coast and Camplight

    Low Rigg Farm, Stainsacre, North Yorkshire, YO22 4LP (11.9 miles away)

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  • Middlehead Cottages – Stape

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8HY (12.1 miles away)

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  • Rawcliffe House Farm

    Stape, Pickering, North Yorkshire, YO18 8JA (12.4 miles away)

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