Sutton Bank Star Hub
Sutton Bank National Park Centre, Thirsk, North Yorkshire, YO7 2EX
North Yorkshire’s famous Dark Sky Festival begins on the 9 Feb, but we’re offering a sneak preview! With no moon in the sky we’ll see more stars, plus amazing objects like star clusters and nebula will look at their best. We’ve also got a special reduction on 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 alongside. If it’s cloudy we will still see stars thanks to a brilliant computer based planetarium show.
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.
Fri 2nd Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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