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Exploring The Dynamic Universe with Professor Andy Newsam

Exploring The Dynamic Universe with Professor Andy Newsam

Saturday 15th February 2020 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

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


Event organiser

North York Moors National Park

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.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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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