Dark Sky Exploring at Stump Cross Caverns

Monday 17th February 2020 from 18:00pm to 21:30pm

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.

- 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 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 Monday 17th February 2020

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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