Dark Skies Stargazing at Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour

Thursday 20th February 2020 from 18:00pm to 20:00pm

Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour

Thornton Rust, Leyburn, DL8 3AS


Join experienced astronomers from Go Stargazing and explore the wonders of the dark skies above this fantastic location in mid-Wensleydale. Event includes an introduction to astronomy presentation and observing through large telescopes (weather permitting). There will be indoor activities in the event of adverse weather.

Tickets are £6, including refreshments with a dark skies theme, use of our warming log burner and the opportunity to ask questions of our astronomer to learn more about the universe. For all ages – family discount available.

This event is taking place as part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Dark Skies Festival 2020 which runs from the 7th February to 23rd February 2020.

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

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

Corona virus

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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 rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Location darkness on Thursday 20th February 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Wensleydale Ice Cream Parlour 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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