Dark Skies Stargazing at Stump Cross Caverns

Dark Skies Stargazing at Stump Cross Caverns

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

Stump Cross Caverns
Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, HG3 5JL

Visit Stump Cross Caverns for their first ever star party in conjunction with the 4th Dark Skies festival! Expert Astronomer Richard Darn will be on hand with powerful telescopes to view the skies above Stump Cross and see the stunning star clusters and constellations.

Includes: cavern tour, colourful beginner’s talk, outside viewing if clear and chance to handle rocks from outer space. Cavern tour is optional and involves steps, uneven ground and low ceiling.

The event is suitable for adults and children over 6 years old.

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

Yorkshire Dales National Park

Yorkshire Dales National Park is organising this event

Please contact Yorkshire Dales 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.



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