Festival stars at Sutton Bank

Festival stars at Sutton Bank

Saturday 18th February 2023 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

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

Join us for a night dominated by the constellations of Orion, Gemini and Leo. It’s also the time of the year when we get a good view of many distant galaxies, and with clear skies permitting, we will spy great star systems whose light has taken millions of years to reach us! Mars will still be visible, and shooting stars can’t be ruled out!

The Sutton Bank Star Hub provides a warm indoor space for colourful presentations with a purpose-built viewing area alongside.

This event is part of the North York Moors Dark Skies Festival 2023.

Please note that this has already taken place on 18/02/2023


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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Sutton Bank Star Hub. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Dark Skies Return! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 31st August 2024 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Saturn returns and the Moon rises! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 21st September 2024 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Journey to our nearest galaxy! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Solar System Night! Stargazing at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 19th October 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Friday 25th October 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info
  • Dark Skies Experience at Sutton Bank

    Saturday 26th October 2024 from 18:45pm to 21:45pm

    Sutton Bank Star Hub, Thirsk, YO7 2EX

    More info

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)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • High Farm – Beadlam Rigg

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

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Camp Katur Glamping

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

    Stay & Gaze

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