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.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Yorkshire Dales National Park who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Yorkshire Dales National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a dark site setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 22nd February 2019

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Stump Cross Caverns on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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