Festival Stars and a Stunning Moon

Festival Stars and a Stunning Moon

Saturday 17th February 2024 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX

We are spending a night on the moon as part of North Yorkshire's Dark Sky Festival! You will be amazed by how much we can see on the lunar surface using telescopes. And what is more, we will show you how to take a stunning picture with your smartphone.

We'll also hand around rocks from outer space and take you on a journey across the sky. Plus we've also got a notable reduction in ticket prices to mark the Festival.

The Star Hub at Sutton Bank provides a warm indoor space for colourful presentations with a purpose-built viewing area. We will still see stars if it's cloudy, thanks to a brilliant computer-based planetarium show.

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2024 which occurs from the 9th of February to the 25th of February.

Please note that this has already taken place on 17/02/2024


Event organiser

Richard Darn

Richard Darn is organising this event

Please contact Richard Darn directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

This event is fully booked.


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.



Stay and gaze nearby

Stay at one of these stargazing-friendly accommodation providers.

  • Carr House Farm Bed and Breakfast – Ampleforth

    Ampleforth, York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4ED (4.2 miles away)

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  • Easterside Farm

    Hawnby, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5QT (4.6 miles away)

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  • Carlton Lodge – Helmsley

    53 Bondgate, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5EY (6.2 miles away)

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  • Carlton Grange – Helmsley

    Carlton, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5HH (6.4 miles away)

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

    Beadlam Rigg, Pockley, North Yorkshire, YO62 7TG (8.3 miles away)

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  • Camp Katur Glamping

    The Camp Hill Estate, Kirklington, North Yorkshire, DL8 2LS (12.5 miles away)

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