Dales Countryside Museum
Station Yard, Hawes, North Yorkshire, DL8 3NT
A presentation and celestial experience of a guide to the night sky with Richard Darn.
We’ll search for wonders in the night sky as the winter stars give way to those of spring. We will spy on distant star clusters and have a fantastic view of a near first-quarter moon.
Bring your smartphone, and we will show you how to take a picture of the lunar craters, lava flows and mountains! Plus, a short distance away is Mars, glowing with its trademark red tint.
There will also be a fascinating beginner’s tour of the heavens using planetarium software.
This event takes place as part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2023.
Please note that this has already taken place on 16/02/2023
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Thu 16th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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