Yarn Market Hotel
High Street, Dunster, Somerset, TA24 6SF, South West
Enjoy a residential weekend based in Dunster, exploring the night skies in Exmoor, Europe’s first designated Dark Skies Reserve, with an expert guide.
The break is on a full-board basis and includes Sunday lunch. A programme of activities takes place over the weekend, led by expert Bob Mizon, FRAS, who will provide fascinating talks and attend the evening stargazing sessions. If the weather should not offer clear skies on any evening, an alternative programme will be in place.
The break is suitable for anyone interested in astronomy at any level of experience. Young enthusiasts are also encouraged, and there is a discount of 50% for those under 20’s sharing a room with adults.
Inclusive charge. No single supplements.
Please note that this has already taken place on 31/03/2023
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.
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