Dark Skies Workshop at Sutton Bank

Dark Skies Workshop at Sutton Bank

Wednesday 7th February 2018 from 17:15pm to 19:30pm

Sutton Bank Visitor Centre
Sutton Bank, Near Thirsk, YO7 2EH

This special “Dark Skies Workshop” event is aimed at local businesses and how they can tap into the growing “astro-tourism” market. Join experienced astronomers Richard Darn and Andy Exton for a presentation, simulated night sky tour in a planetarium and, weather permitting, observing through telescopes. Mike Hawtin from the North York Moors National Park will also be giving an update on their Dark Sky Friendly initiative. The event is free of charge however prior booking required.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 07/02/2018


Event organiser

Starmakers Stargazing Group is organising this event

Please contact Starmakers Stargazing Group 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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