Dalby Forest Visitor Centre
Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT
Enjoy a guided tour of the night sky in one of the darkest places in the National Park- Dalby Forest with the team from Hidden Horizons. We’ll be focusing on objects in our solar system (the moon and other planets) as well as stars that reside far away from Earth within our Milky Way galaxy. View a range of constellations and the objects that reside within them, including deep sky objects such as nebulae, star clusters and galaxies.
We also have our indoor planetarium on standby so if the weather is poor and we can’t see any stars, or if we get very cold we can come inside and warm up, and enjoy a tour of the night sky and some immersive films about our solar system, galaxy and universe.
Due to COVID restrictions we can only hold sessions for a maximum of 5 people who must be the same family or bubble. It will be a 90 minute activity. Please enquire for available dates throughout the Festival (23 October- 1 November).
This event is taking place as part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Fringe Festival 2020.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 23/10/2020
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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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.