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Dark Sky Exploring at Stump Cross Caverns

Dark Sky Exploring at Stump Cross Caverns

Monday 24th February 2020 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Stump Cross Caverns
Greenhow Hill, Harrogate, HG3 5JL

In conjunction with the 5th Dark Skies Festival-Join us for a night in space with experienced astronomers Richard Darn and Chris Higgins as we take a journey through the solar system and into the distant universe. Powerful telescopes will spy our fellow planets of Venus and Uranus, before capturing the light of lovely star clusters and away galaxies. We’ll also give you a colourful introduction to stargazing in North Yorkshire, perfect for beginners. This event also includes a space themed 3 course meal & a spectacular cavern tour. This is an additional event that has been scheduled due to overwhelming interest — book now to avoid disappointment!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 24/02/2020

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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