Castle Howard Estate
Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
Join Professor Andy Newsam on the evening of Saturday 15th February as part of the 2020 Dark Skies Festival, organised by the North York Moors National Park.
Andy is Professor of Astronomy Education at Liverpool John Moores University and Director of the National Schools’ Observatory. His work combines research, education and sharing astronomy with the public, and is never happier than when playing with giant telescopes.
The Universe is a dynamic, ever-changing place full of extremes – from Black Holes to asteroids, massive exploding stars to elusive distant planets. Recent developments in robotic technology have allowed astronomers to build high-tech telescopes that allow them to observe changes in the universe on timescales from seconds to years, all without leaving comfort of their homes or offices. So, how are astronomers using these new try explore the universe? And how can you help?
Your ticket includes access to the event, and also a drink upon arrival. Note that this event does not feature any practical astronomy / stargazing.
This event takes place as part of the National Parks Dark Sky Festival 2020 which runs from 14th February to 1st March.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/02/2020
North York Moors National Park is organising this event
Please contact North York Moors National Park directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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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.
Sat 15th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.