Deep Sky Exploring at Dalby

Friday 23rd October 2020 from 18:00pm to Sunday 1st November 2020 21:00pm

Dalby Forest Visitor Centre

Dalby Forest, Thornton-le-Dale, North Yorkshire, YO18 7LT


Description

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.


Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


Organiser

This online event is being organised by Hidden Horizons who should be contacted if you have any queries. If you do attend this online event it would be great if you could let the organiser know you found out about it via Go Stargazing, thank you!


Bookings

Sessions available on request. Book by email- [email protected] or call 01723 817017

Go to the organiser's web page for this event


Event weather

31/10
03:00
93%
31/10
18:00
3%
31/10
21:00
5%
01/11
00:00
6%
01/11
03:00
51%
01/11
18:00
11°
84%
01/11
21:00
13°
87%
02/11
00:00
13°
58%
Weather forecast for Dalby Forest (0.10 miles away) updated 31/10/20 at 04:00.

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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Semi-rural
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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Location darkness on Friday 23rd October 2020

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Dalby Forest Visitor Centre 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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