Guide to the Heavens at Lime Tree Observatory

Guide to the Heavens at Lime Tree Observatory

Friday 16th February 2024 from 18:00pm to 20:30pm

Lime Tree Observatory and Planetarium
Lime Tree Farm, Grewelthorpe, North Yorkshire, HG4 3DA

The February half term holidays will see us once again putting on our “Guide to the Heavens” family-based space show. We will be visiting the planets of the solar system, and heading further out in to the galaxy too. If the weather allows, there will also be telescope viewing of the sky on these night too.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 for under 16s, with a £1 booking fee per seat.
As usual, we are grateful for the Nidderdale AONB to be arranging our ticketing. Please visit their website to book. Tickets will be available from 9am on Saturday January 13th.

This event is part of the Yorkshire Dales Dark Skies Festival 2024.

Please note that this has already taken place on 16/02/2024


Event organiser

Lime Tree Observatory

Lime Tree Observatory is organising this event

Please contact Lime Tree Observatory directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.


Event booking

Please book tickets via the Nidderdale AONB website from 9am on Saturday the 13th of January.

Visit event website

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

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