Dark Skies Stargazing at the Tan Hill Inn

Dark Skies Stargazing at the Tan Hill Inn

Saturday 2nd February 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Tan Hill Inn
Reeth, Richmond, DL11 6ED

Join astronomers from the team at Go Stargazing for an evening exploring the fabulous dark skies above the Tan Hill Inn. This event is timed to coincide with a new moon which means, as there will be no bright moon in the sky at night time, the skies will be at their very darkest and best.

See thousands of stars just with your naked eye and the Milky Way arching across the sky whilst exploring deep and distant objects using large telescopes including star clusters and nebulae — this time of year is particularly good for observing galaxies! If you have your own telescope please feel free to bring it along!

Should the weather not permit stargazing there will be an astronomical presentation and a “virtual” tour of the skies. Enjoy a meal and a drink in the pub beforehand and stay overnight to maximise your time in this fantastic dark sky location. (If the skies stay clear we’ll be stargazing all night!)

Tickets are available for the Friday 1st February 2019, Saturday 2nd February 2019 and also for the weekend (both nights). The Tan Hill Inn is offering discounted overnight accommodation and dinner packages — please contact the venue directly for all accommodation bookings (separate to event ticket purchases).

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


Event organiser

Go Stargazing

Go Stargazing is organising this event

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


Event booking

Tickets for this event can be purchased from the Skiddle website which can be accessed by clicking the button below. Please contact the Tan Hill Inn separately for all accommodation enquiries. Thanks!

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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.