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Family Dark Skies Celebrations at Ribblehead Viaduct

Family Dark Skies Celebrations at Ribblehead Viaduct

Saturday 19th February 2022 from 17:00pm to 19:00pm

Ribblehead Station
Ribblehead, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 3JF

Jump aboard the Settle to Carlisle railway and stop off at Ribblehead Station for this family-friendly stargazing event, taking place in celebration of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2022.

Astronomers from Go Stargazing will be on hand with their telescopes offering guided tours of the dark skies above. Local astrophotographer Pete Collins will also be present with a gallery of his incredible nighttime photos. Enjoy a short stroll to the stunning Ribblehead Viaduct and witness the fantastic dark skies above!

This event is free of charge, with no booking required, just your train tickets!

Trains from Carlise: depart Carlisle at 14:50, arrive at Ribblehead at 16:14, depart Ribblehead at 19:37, arrive Carlisle 20:57.

Trains from Leeds: depart Leeds 15:18, arrive at Ribblehead 16:37, depart Ribblehead 19:48, arrive Leeds 21:06.

Photo credit: Pete Collins Diamond Skies

Please note that this event has already taken place on 19/02/2022

Event booking

No booking is required for this free event, just your train tickets!

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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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