Redmire, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, DL8 4ET, Yorkshire and The Humber
Join astronomers from Go Stargazing and tour guides from Mountain Goat for an dark sky adventure to the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Reserve.
Your journey starts in York (Duncombe Place, YO1 7EF) where you will be collected by mini-bus and taken on a tour of some of the Yorkshire Dales most famous areas around Wensleydale and Swaledale.
Enjoy views of Aysgarth Waterfalls and quaint villages before a stop at Hawes where you can potter around the shops, enjoy a bit of local food or drink, or head up to the creamery and sample the world-famous Wensleydale cheese.
Weather permitting, we may stop to enjoy a sunset over the Dales before heading down to Castle Bolton and darkness falls.
At Bolton Castle you’ll be met by an experienced astronomer from Go Stargazing. Equipped with powerful telescopes, you’ll be taken on a whistle-stop tour of the skies observing objects from planets to nebulae and galaxies.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Mon 12th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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